VIDEO: Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense

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Paradigm Studio present Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense, a documentary film series capturing the essence of the modern face of jazz.

I stumbled upon this while on Twitter earlier today. Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense is a series of films all about the upcoming talent in jazz. The inspiration for this is drawn from interviews, performances, and words from the greats as well as the ones making moves in the modern day. Fortunately, the whole thing has been put into an hour-and-a-half long feature for your viewing pleasure. One of the important lesson taught from this is that jazz is a lot more than the strict definition suggests, as the likes of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ravi Coltrane (cousin of Flying Lotus) and others will testify to.

Stream it below.

(via The Revivalist)