Monday, 8 October 2012
Mick Beck "Rather Different" Movie Trailer
"Mick Beck is one of the world's best virtuoso tenor sax and bassoon players" say Freenoise.co.uk. He began free improvising in the hotbed of 1980's London jazz scene, citing Sonny Rollins and Eric Dolphy as his main influences in the genre. Moving to Sheffield in the 1990's he met and played with Derek Bailey and through to 2004, along with Martin Archer, John Jasnoch and Charlie Collins, he was one of the lead organisers of Sheffield's Other Music, a bastion of the UK 's free music scene for 22 years.
"The film is a fast paced and fun yet deeply revealing foray into a most misunderstood form of creative expression, known as free music"
Film Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxhrYnHNiNM
He continues to play with and influence many people from all over the world, both while travelling and regularly opening up his own home as the underground venue known to locals as 'Over the Top' or simply 'Mick's House'.
He has worked with many great musicians such as saxists J.D. Parran to Alan Wilkinson, guitarists Derek Bailey to Hugh Metcalf, percussionists Tony Buck to Steve Noble and Paul Hession, bassists Marcio Mattos to Simon Fell, pianists Chris Burn to Stephen Grew and Pat Thomas.
In recent years he has worked with Chris Cundy, John Edwards, Alex Ward, Paul Hession, Chris Corsano (Bjork, Sunburned) Phil Marks, John Russell, Phil Morton, Charlie Collins, Tom 'Squarepusher' Jenkinson and many more.
In this revealing documentary Mick is interviewed by Jonny Drury about his personal and public musical life, from childhood to present day. The film includes much live footage, recordings and photographs from the last few years, demonstrating truly exceptional diversity.
Interviews with a number of Mick's contemporaries bolster the view that Mick is at the centre of the dynamic powerhouse of spontaneous composing. The film is a fast paced and fun yet deeply revealing foray into a most misunderstood form of creative expression, known as free music.
Available for download and DVD (tbc) Dec 2012.
Posted by Jazz North at 04:59