Jason Moran: Looks of a Lot (excerpt)
Director, Editor, Producer
This documentary film follows jazz pianist/composer Jason Moran as he prepares his new multimedia project Looks of a Lot, performed at the Symphony Center in Chicago in May 2014, with Bandwagon (drummer Nasheet Waits and bassist Tarus Mateen), Chicago sculptor Theaster Gates, reedist Ken Vandermark, Katie Ernst, and the Kenwood Academy High School Jazz Band. The film offers an insider’s view of the artists’ collaboration and their process as Moran’s improvised blues compositions play off of Gates’s inventive stage sets built from salvaged materials.
Executive Producer/Director: Radiclani Clytus
Director of Photography/Director: Gregg Conde