Monday, August 24, 2015

A movie (and music) for grown-ups

We saw Birdman for a second time this weekend at the SF Jazz Center, this time with Antonio Sanchez in the house playing his extraordinary solo drum soundtrack live. The movie is excellent, and the drumming is excellent, but Laura and I both remarked on how much other interesting incidental music there is in the film, some of which you notice when SeƱor Sanchez sits on his hands or steps away from the drum kit... and some of which you may not notice at all, at least consciously, such as the John Adams... where was that? Which is not to endorse the Academy's decision to disqualify Sanchez for the original score Oscar...

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