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12 Qwestions, Ambrose Akinmusire
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; produced by Quincy Jones, 1933-, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2018), 10 mins
Directed by Don Was, bassist of Was (Not Was) and side producer, the jazz label Blue Note today is a crossroad between quality reissues and often daring signings. Key player in this catalog, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is above all a revelation of a generation open to the four winds, capable of playing with a maj...
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; produced by Quincy Jones, 1933-, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2018), 10 mins
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12 Qwestions, Dee Dee Bridgewater
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; produced by Quincy Jones, 1933-, Qwest TV, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2019), 34 mins
"Jazz is freedom of expression," is how one of the greatest jazz singers in history concludes her interview with Qwest TV. Smiling, warm and touching, she was only in her early twenties when she started playing with those who would later become legends – Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Max Roach ..
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; produced by Quincy Jones, 1933-, Qwest TV, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2019), 34 mins
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12 Qwestions, Kamasi Washington
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; performed by West Coast Get Down, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2019), 10 mins
There is an undeniable charisma given off by this imposing West Coast musician. Before signing to Brainfeeder (Flying Lotus’ label), he accompanied the likes of Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter, but also Lauryn Hill, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar, performing at jazz, electro, and rock festivals around the world...
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; performed by West Coast Get Down, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2019), 10 mins
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12 Qwestions, Lizz Wright
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; produced by Quincy Jones, 1933-, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2019), 14 mins
A singer whose audience is as broad as her tonal range, Lizz Wright’s accessible blend of jazz and pop is something that works as well on the jazz Billboard charts as it does with the purists. Having grown up as the daughter of a minister, Wright learned to play piano and sing in church, a formation which has be...
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; produced by Quincy Jones, 1933-, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2019), 14 mins
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12 Qwestions, Questlove
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; produced by Quincy Jones, 1933-, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2019), 50 mins
In his "favorite interview of all time," Questlove lays everything bare. With Qwest TV’s first question he travels back, all the way back to his first musical memory, speaking about everything from major influences and deep-rooted fears to the state of US politics in the process. This sets the tone for the rest...
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; produced by Quincy Jones, 1933-, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2019), 50 mins
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12 Qwestions, Seun Kuti
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; produced by Quincy Jones, 1933-, Qwest TV, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2019), 10 mins
Son of the great Fela and little brother of Femi, Seun Kuti is also one of the current guarantors of Afrobeat. Produced by Martin Meissonnier then by Brian Eno, the first two albums of the Nigerian saxophonist made their mark at the end of the 2000s, with their share of funky riffs, jazz solos, and incendiary slog...
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; produced by Quincy Jones, 1933-, Qwest TV, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2019), 10 mins
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12 Qwestions, Shabaka Hutchings
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; produced by Quincy Jones, 1933-, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2019), 10 mins
Few young jazz musicians are as erudite and generous with their thoughts as Shabaka Hutchings. The British-Barbadian jazz saxophonist, clarinettist and band leader, who heads up several groups, has long been seen as something of a voice for the new generation. This image was bolstered when signed for Impulse! in 2...
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directed by Stéphane Maurice; produced by Quincy Jones, 1933-, in 12 Qwestions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Qwest TV, 2019), 10 mins
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32 Sounds
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directed by Sam Green, fl. 2004; produced by Thomas O. Kriegsmann, fl. 2005 and Josh Penn, fl. 2008-2016, ArKtype, Sundance Institute, Wavelength Productions and Impact Partners (Sausalito, CA: Ro*Co Films, 2023), 1 hour 37 mins
32 Sounds is an immersive feature documentary and profound sensory experience from Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground, A Thousand Thoughts) featuring original music by JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN). The film explores the elemental phenomenon of sound by weaving together 32 specific so...
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directed by Sam Green, fl. 2004; produced by Thomas O. Kriegsmann, fl. 2005 and Josh Penn, fl. 2008-2016, ArKtype, Sundance Institute, Wavelength Productions and Impact Partners (Sausalito, CA: Ro*Co Films, 2023), 1 hour 37 mins
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60 Minutes, Second Act
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presented by Holly Williams, fl. 2012; produced by David M. Levine, fl. 2014 and Michael H. Gavshon, fl. 1999-2013; interview by Holly Williams, fl. 2012, in 60 Minutes (New York, NY: Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 2018), 14 mins
A profile of the Israeli conductor and current Music Director of the State Opera in Berlin Daniel Barenboim, who attempts to bridge the Middle East conflict through his musical initiatives that bring together young musicians from Israel and countries across the Middle East. Includes interviews with: Daniel Barenb...
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presented by Holly Williams, fl. 2012; produced by David M. Levine, fl. 2014 and Michael H. Gavshon, fl. 1999-2013; interview by Holly Williams, fl. 2012, in 60 Minutes (New York, NY: Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 2018), 14 mins
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60 Minutes, Polar Punk
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presented by Lewis Jonathan Wertheim, 1970-; produced by Nathalie Sommer, fl. 2007-2015; interview by Lewis Jonathan Wertheim, 1970-, in 60 Minutes (New York, NY: Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 2019), 13 mins
A report on Tanya Tagaq, an Inuit throat singer from the arctic circle in the far north of Canada, who has brought the ancient art form into popular culture by mixing it with elements of pop and punk rock music. For Tagaq, her music is about more than just preserving the art itself, as her popularity has brought r...
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presented by Lewis Jonathan Wertheim, 1970-; produced by Nathalie Sommer, fl. 2007-2015; interview by Lewis Jonathan Wertheim, 1970-, in 60 Minutes (New York, NY: Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 2019), 13 mins
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