Brother Yusef DVD

  • Brother Yusef DVD
  • Brother Yusef DVD
  • Brother Yusef DVD
  • Brother Yusef DVD
  • Brother Yusef DVD
  • Brother Yusef DVD
Directed by: Nicolas Humbert, Werner Penzel
Music: Yusef Lateef
2005 / France, Germany, Switzerland / 52 min

Brother Yusef: A Chamber Film with Yusef Lateef was released Jan 25, 2011 by the Artists In Residence studio. His reflections on his collaborations with John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie are colored with a quiet melancholy. Anecdotes and reflections about music-making are interspersed with Lateef's vocals and instrumental playing. He radiates a deep calm; between sentences and melodies he hesitates time and again to listen to himself and meditate. Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel's film follows their subject at a respectful distance; with an appropriate mixture of calm, distance, and empathy, they respond to the musician while giving him space and time, and created an intimate cinematic portrait about the man and his music.

"There was something magical about the recording sessions with Yusef Lateef. We’d agreed to record every afternoon at his home for a week. We could already hear his saxophone in the distance as we approached his house in the woods. Even as we unpacked our gear, Brother Yusef didn’t interrupt his playing. It was a form of immersion, which he never left in the hours that followed. His playing was a long prayer."
- Nicolas Humbert

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