Oded TZUR – Like a Great River – Enja 7754, 39:37 (9/4/16) ****: (Oded Tzur; alto saxophone/ Petros Klampanis; bass/ Shai Maestro; piano/ Ziv Ravitz; drums) An innovative Israeli saxophonist working on a concept inspired by the Indian Classical bansuri master Hariprasad Chaurasia. Israel has been profligate in its production and export of jazz musicians. […]
Zero Days (2016) Cast: George W. Bush & others Director: Alex Gibney Studio: Magnolia Home Ent. 1115 (1/17/17) Video: for 16:9 screens, color Audio: English, DD 5.1 Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish Extras: Interview with director, Theatrical trailer Length: 114 min. Rating: **** This documentary/thriller is about Stuxnet – a self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. […]
A wonderful French romantic drama with stunning performances by the leads. My Golden Days (2016) Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Quintin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet Director: Arnaud Desplechin Studio: Canal+ etc./ Magnolia Home Ent. 10951 [7/12/16] Video: 2.40:1 for 16:9 screens, color Audio: French, DTS-HD MA 5.2, Dolby 2.0 Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish Extras: Conversation with Director, […]
DANIEL ASIA: Symphony No. 5 “Of Songs and Psalms”; Nonet – Chris Pedro, bar./ Robert Swensen, tenor/ New Czech Song/ Pilsen Philharmonic/ Koji Kawamoto/ Czech Nonet – Summit
Asia’s music entices and inspires, while posing questions worth pondering.