We're running a competition to win tickets for this week's screening in London of Sunny's Time Now, a new documentary about the influential drummer Sunny Murray, with a Q&A; afterwards with saxophonist Tony Bevan and Tony Herrington from The Wire. Here's the details:
Win a pair of tickets to the London ICA Screening!
The Wire presents: Sunny's Time Now + Q&A;
London ICA, Cinema 1
18 April 2009 8:15pm
£8/£7 Concessions/£6 ICA Members.
"Bang! Let's go on. Like Louis Pasteur. They ain't fucked with the milk since then, except maybe diluted it a little bit." Sunny Murray
Sunny's Time Now retraces the rough-and-tumble life and career of influential free jazz drummer Sunny Murray. Directed by Luxembourg film maker Antoine Prum, this documentary includes interviews with key witnesses (including Cecil Taylor, Val Wilmer, Robert Wyatt, William Parker, Grachan Moncur III) and exclusive concert footage of Murray in performance with the likes of Bobby Few, Sonny Simmons, and his trio with Tony Bevan and John Edwards. As well as casting some light into the shadows of a star-crossed jazz life, the film reassesses the intricate relationships between the libertarian music movement and the political climate of the 1960s.
After the screening there will be a Q&A; with the director, saxophonist Tony Bevan, and The Wire's Tony Herrington.