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This two-hour 16 mm film is a documentary composition of new jazz, New York as the city that generates it, and the musicians playing it. The thoughts of the saxophonist CHARLES GAYLE and the bass players WILLIAM PARKER and PETER KOWALD from Germany accompany the film.
RISING TONES CROSS is a nostalgia piece for some, a valuable
historical document for others... The film is romantic. There is a
certain appeal and charm to images of a dirtier, grittier New York. The
scene, always the scene, seemed to be more vibrant and the musicians
less weighed down. And the music is wonderful, compelling stuff even for
people jaded about improvised music. Rising Tones Cross provides some
continuity, showing how jazz survived when pop and rap and heavy metal
began to fully take over the public consciousness.
Andrey Henkin in All About Jazz - NY