Formed in 1952, The Modern Jazz Quartet pushed the boundaries of jazz and classical music at time when the genre, like the country itself, was in the throes of change. An epicenter of this evolution was The Music Inn, a musical oasis nestled in the Berkshire Mountains. Featuring Percy Heath, John Lewis, Dave Brubeck, Gunther Schuller, Stephanie Barber, Herb Pomeroy, Ornette Coleman, Ran Blake and many others, this fascinating collection of remembrances and anecdotes highlights The Modern Jazz Quartet’s role in developing The Music Inn’s iconic School of Jazz.
Directed, compiled and edited by George Schuller.
Q &A with Director George Schuller and special guests following the screening.