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ELLIS, Don: Electric Heart (Documentary, 2007) (NTSC)



ELLIS, Don: Electric Heart (Documentary, 2007) (NTSC)

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DON ELLIS – Electric Heart


A film by John Vizzusi

Don Ellis – Electric Heart is the story of one of the most innovative musicians of the 20th Century. Ellis (1934–1978) fused together a mixture of Jazz-Classical-Rock and his own version of World Music long before anyone else had thought of doing it. He was the first to experiment with odd rhythms as well as introducing electronics into the world of jazz. His life, times & music is explored with interviews from musical giants such as bandleader Maynard Ferguson, Pulitzer Winning composer Gunther Schuller as well as pianist Milcho Leviev. Rare footage of Ellis overwhelms the film as Ellis attempts to take Jazz to new heights and never look back. Strangely, his life story and musical genius has almost been completely forgotten. The unforgettable short life of one of the greatest musicians of all time is explored and a re-birth of the electrifying and magical sounds of Don Ellis is back for all to enjoy!

- Music Art San Francisco


Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Audio language: English
Subtitles: German
Running time: 73 mins (documentary) + 57 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

Ellis, Don

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Classical Documentary

Catalogue No: 102178

Barcode: 807280217896

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Physical Release: 04/2014

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