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« Let There Be Jazz is a music documentary that follows the 83-year-old ambidextrous jazz pianist Borah Bergman and percussionist Mike Wimberly as they rehearse and play a gig in Vienna, telling the story of their lives, passions, fears, inspiration, and the history of American jazz, with words and notes.
Borah Bergman is a piano virtuoso. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1927, Borah grew up listening to the roots of jazz, modern classical music and dixieland. As a young adult, he began playing the flute only to discover his passion for the piano, developing his own technique of playing cross-handed, and perfecting his ambidexterity to skid over keys with intoxicating speed. Joined by the exceptional percussionist Michael Wimberly, the two jazz musicians play a gig at Vienna's legendary jazz club Porgy & Bess in October 2010.
During the rehearsal, two hours before the actual gig kicks off, Borah and Mike improvise the program, creating an unforgettable jam session in a room devoid of people, with only their companion, the technician, and the director listening. Tension rises, the musicians dialogue with one another, argue, and randomly interact with the director. As the hour moves closer to the gig, the nervousness takes over Borah...
Playing in front of a sold-out venue, Borah and Mike perform the perfect concert, with every note coming out with apparent spontaneous ease, as if led by a magical hand. The morning after, they meet with the director to tell the story of their lives, friendship, fears, passions, inspiration, and influences, summoning up the history of the most influential modern-day music direction -- the American jazz.
The uniqueness of Let There Be Jazz lies in director's approach to the simplest, and yet most difficult of all filming techniques -- single long take. The 50 min. long rehearsal is filmed in its entirety in one shot with the director moving the hand-held digital photo camera from one spot to the other, improvising without preplanning, and delivering herself with the musicians to the moment. By using a digital photo camera of older generation, special effects were self-produced on the film through the play of light and shadow, the outcome of filming left to mere chance. No editing was done to the take, no filters used, no external microphone. Let There Be Jazz is shot in real time and style reminiscent of American art film, as seen with director's eyes, and heard with her ears. »
Jessie Emkic, scénariste, producteur, réalisateur et opérateur de Let There Be Jazz
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