Silent Surrealism Films with Live Gypsy Jazz from The Hot Club of San Francisco
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The last date listed for The Hot Club of San Francisco: Silent Surrealism was Friday July 24, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Boston-based cornet player Taylor Ho Bynum cruises into Saddleback College on the saddle of his bike for a duet with L.A. jazz bass legend Mark Dresser. Bynum just happens to be wrapping up a five-week, 1800-mile bicycle/performance tour of the West Coast, which includes this rare cornet-bass combo with one of Southern California's most respected avant garde musician-composers. Dresser got his start in the '70s free jazz scene, and has since appeared on over 60 recordings. His latest is 2013's Nourishments. Learn More
Imagine early 1920s Paris – a small, intimate theatre plays host to new and avant-garde cinema, specifically, the silent surrealist films of the day. The entire town seems to be present: The bourgeoisie, the big thinkers of the time, the aristocracy, and the escapists. They’ve all gathered to experience this cutting-edge art and later, will reconvene at the local cafes to discuss and debate the merits of the film, the actors, and the director.
Fast-forward 80 years. Continuing this early French tradition, a similar scene plays out as The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Silent Surrealism films with live gypsy jazz. These films with the distinctive music made famous by Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, and the Hot Club de France. A brilliant multi-media trip back to a time when the artistic and literary style emerged as a means of expressing the imagination…when writers and filmmakers were more interested in the implications of words and images and providing the audience with the opportunity to vicariously experience the unknown or unimaginable.