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Still Water Runs Deep, Premiering at Toronto International Film Festival

 

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Just finished writing music for an incredible short film by Abbesi Akhamie, Still Water Runs Deep. It takes place in Nigeria and is about a father searching for his son, and so much more.

It will be having it’s world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September (not sure of dates yet)! To all my music and film loving friends around Toronto, go check it out!!

Will keep you all posted when it plays in other festivals, and when you can see it in the theater or online.

A big thank you to W Casey O’Donnell for all his help with mixing the score.  And huge thank you to Abessi for inviting me to bring music to such a powerful and moving film.

New Film Score On the Way

Currently collaborating with writer/director Abbesi Akhamie on a score for her new and beautiful short film that takes place in Nigeria.  Will keep you posted on what film festivals it will be appearing.  Stay tuned!

“2648 West Grand Boulevard” Record Release, Dizzy’s/Lincoln Center

Claire Day 5'tet (Steve Hudson, Jerome Harris, Claire Daly, Marcus McClaurine, Peter Grant)

Claire Day 5’tet (Steve Hudson, Jerome Harris, Claire Daly, Marcus McClaurine, Peter Grant)

 

Thanks everyone for coming out to the “2648 West Grand Boulevard” record release at Dizzy’s/Lincoln Center.  Had a blast performing reinvented arrangements of the music of motown with Claire Daly, Jerome Harris, Marcus McClaurine, and Peter Grant.  The album was brought to life by the record label Glass Beach Jazz, artfully produced by Doug Moody, and recorded by Jim Anderson.

You can listen to music samples and purchase a cd or download the music at Glass Beach Jazz

The Immigrant, now on Netflix

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Had the pleasure of playing piano for a number of scenes in the movie The Immigrant, under the direction of composer Christopher Spelman.  I remember for a couple scenes, bar room scenes, that the music needed to sound as if it was being payed from the early 1900’s…….wish I hadn’t nodded off in all those music history classes (just kidding)…..actually as a musician when you play jazz, there’s that feeling of swing, that deep pocket and feeling, that’s such a part of the music that we all crave…but this gig had me thinking, when exactly did Louis Armstrong make his way to Chicago and later to New York with the Fletcher Henderson Big Band?  For these scenes the music needed that bar room bawdy energy but the feeling of swing as we know today had not yet involved….these few hours in the studio felt like a form of time travel.  In the end we nailed it. Working on this film with Chris Spelman, James Gray, and recording engineer Scott Jacoby was a joy!  Hope you like the movie.

You can check it out on Netflix.

Director: James Gray
Composer: Christopher Spelman
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cottilard, Jeremy Renner

 

Music for PBS Frontline, Policing the Police

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Did music for a PBS Frontline documentary a couple months ago with drummer Michael Sarin and bassist Hilliard Greene, called “Policing the Police.” Scott Jacoby was the producer/composer. It’s all about the Newark Police Department, and it’s a powerful piece, really relevant to our time. Hats off to the whole production team.
 
Here is a YouTube link.
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