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Time, No Changes: Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet

In production – Available for coproduction

Selected at the IMZ Pitching Session at Avant Première 2022
Pre-selected at the Sunny Side of the Doc & the PiXii Festival

In 1962, Miles Davis was one of the major forces in music worldwide, and his artistic influence extended far beyond jazz. In 1964, he found four dynamic and up-and-coming musicians: Wayne Shorter on saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. Subsequently, all four went on to become musical icons.

This group of younger musicians, orbiting one of the greatest artists of all time, pushed the boundaries of improvised music, and the group came to be known as Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet. Fifty years later, their experimental approach to music is unmatched and may be the most influential force in jazz today.

The documentary focuses on the Quintet’s musical landmarks and unfolds the inspired magic that made it all happen. It is a deep dive into the recordings, live performances, band dynamic, and how it all came to an end in 1968. The film features three of the surviving members — Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Ron Carter — along with other musicians the band has influenced.

This is the story of Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet.

Genre: Jazz
Director: Christian D. Bruun
Duration: 75′
Format: HD, 4K

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DJ SNAKE

Offer your audience a giant nightclub in their living room

with this never-released and exclusive show from the most listened French artist in the world!

“Turn Down For What”, “Lean On”, “Magenta Riddim”, “Propaganda”, “Quiet Storm”, “Middle”…

William Grigahcine, aka DJ Snake, literally ignites Paris La Défense Arena, alternating perfectly between his very electronic tracks and those more “popular“.

The public is conquered and this mythical show in front of 40 000 fans heated to white will remain in the memories.

Genre: Electro
Duration: 112′
Format: HD

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Orchestre des Champs Elysée plays Schumann, Dvorak & Brahms

J.BRAHMS “TRAGIC” OVERTURE OP.81
R. SCHUMANN CELLO CONCERTO IN A M OP. 129
A. DVORAK SYMPHONY N°7 IN D M OP.70

 

Is this Brahms? No, it’s Dvorak… This Seventh Symphony in D minor (1885) follows closely on the heels of the premiere of the Third by his friend and elder (1882), which undeniably inspired him. The latter held this Seventh in high regard.

The sound of the cello will definitely give its color and its dark warmth to this evening which will begin with the first romantic concerto written for it: Schumann’s. Created in 1860, thus preceding those of Saint-Saëns, Lalo, and of course … Dvorak, it opens the way while relegating brilliant virtuosity to the background. Written in a single gesture in two weeks, it combines great beauty and fragility, flowing in three uninterrupted movements, just like the impetus that gave birth to it.

Genre: Classical music
Director: Colin Laurent
Duration: 84′
Format: HD

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Makaya McCraven Live at La Rochelle Jazz Festival 2021

Drummer Makaya McCraven is one of the file leaders of the new American jazz scene. A fascinating drummer with a rich and precise rhythmic pattern, the young Chicago drummer propels us into a current, prescriptive musical work punctuated by beautiful hip hop sounds.

Makaya McCraven has been a hot commodity in jazz circles for some time now. Downbeat Magazine calls him “exceptional on the drums” and Chicago Reader describes him as “one of Chicago’s most versatile and sought-after drummers”. Considered the best hope of the new American jazz scene, he received media acclaim with his album, “Universal Beings”. An elegant and accomplished double album released on the pioneering International Anthem label, in which he invites all the actors of this new international jazz scene to search with him for the absolute “beat”.

Makaya’s latest project “We’re New Again”, a reinvention of Gil Scott-Heron’s mythical album “I’m New Again”, was released on the XL Recordings label in February 2020, and is described as an inventive and cosmopolitan rewriting of samples and echoes of the present, placing McCraven as a jazz prophet of his time. A new release is scheduled for fall 2021 on the Blue Note label.

Genre: Jazz
Director: Valentine Gautier
Duration: 64′
Format: HD

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Tour of the World of Saint-Saëns

Fervent defenders of Saint-Saëns’ music, Les Siècles orchestra and François-Xavier Roth have teamed up with two great French soloists, violinist Renaud Capuçon and pianist Bertrand Chamayou, for a journey through the multiple works of the Romantic composer, whose death is being celebrated in 2021.

Some works will be recorded for the first time, such as ” Waltz ” from “ The Silver Bell“, of which there is no recording in the world.

PROGRAM
The Youth of Hercules
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Phaéton
Havanaise
Africa
The Spinning Wheel of Omphale
Piano Concerto No. 5 “Egyptian” – Andante
The Silver Bell – Waltz
Danse Macabre

Genre: Classical
Director: Colin Laurent
Duration: 90′
Format: HD

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini at Teatro Real Madrid

Melodrama in three acts
Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
A co-production of Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville 
Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

Starring Joseph Calleja, Carlos Álvarez and the great Sondra Radvanovsky.

That in this veristic melodrama of rivalries, politics, thwarted passions, and brutal outcome the words “honor” or “revenge” are never once said gives an idea of Puccini’s intentions to transcend and renew the framework of Italian melodrama as well as the Verismo style. Proof of this is the almost cinematographic pace of the dramatic action, the abundance of leitmotiv examples and the massive orchestration which reaches its heights in scenes like the «Te Deum» or the interrogation scene. Under the iron hand of sinister Scarpia, the lovers Tosca and Cavaradossi are unable to raise their voices except to express discouragement and defeat, portrayed as victims. They are fully-fledged creations of a century which witnessed the birth of the modern totalitarian state, mass destruction and genocide.

First seen at the Teatro Costanzi of Rome in 1900, to this day Tosca is one of the most popular and incombustible of operas. Suitable for all tastes, it comes to the stage of the Teatro Real in the production of Paco Azorín, which premiered at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. This is a vibrant and explicit version, set on a revolving stage accompanied by video projections.

Duration: 138′
Genre: Opera
Format: HD
Production Year: 2021
Stage Director: Paco Azorín

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