|Producer/Director Don McGlynn has made a number of prize winning documentaries about some of the most entertaining figures in American pop music history, along with some excellent profiles on extremely important figures in jazz. These documentaries have been presented at some of the most prominent international film festivals, broadcast in dozens of countries around the world, and many have been made available on home video in a number of territories.|
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THE LEGEND OF TEDDY EDWARDS (2001)
with Ernie Andrews, Dexter Gordon, Clora Bryant, Dan Morgenstern and Kirk Silsbee
Associate Producers Kirk Silsbee and Mark Cantor
Executive Producer Celia Zaentz
Produced and Directed by Don McGlynn
Best known for working with Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, Dexter Gordon, Clifford Brown and Tom Waits, this pioneering tenor saxophonist is also a master balladeer, superb improvisor and accomplished composer/arranger. Edwards plays a lot of impassioned music here, and also recalls his wildly emotional 6 decades plus career, full of innovative discoveries, high times and devastating setbacks. At the lively World Premiere screening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Edwards received a thunderous standing ovation. Variety compared it favorably to "Ken Burns' Jazz" calling it "a loving and shrewd evergreen", while the Minneapolis Star and Tribune rated it ***1/2 stars (out of four).
Available on home video through Image Entertainment at www.image-entertainment.com
The home video Special Edition includes two extra music numbers and Edwards reciting an original poem.
THE LEGEND OF TEDDY EDWARDS
Original Soundtrack COPECD 016
Edwards plays solo, duets with Larry Nash (piano), and with his full band, in a collection of his own compostions that were featured in the documentary. Plus four bonus alternate takes. With James B. Smith (trumpet), Wendell Williams (bass) and Gerryck King (drums).
European distribution: Cope Records - www.coperecords.com
U.S. distribution: City Hall Records - www.cityhallrecords.com
For information about
THE LEGEND OF TEDDY EDWARDS
HORACE PARLAN BY HORACE PARLAN
CHARLES MINGUS: TRIUMPH OF THE UNDERDOG
DEXTER GORDON: MORE THAN YOU KNOW
ART PEPPER: NOTES FROM A JAZZ SURVIVOR
12 Goodfriend Drive
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OTHER DOCUMENTARIES BY DON McGLYNN
McGlynn has also directed films about the legendary song publisher/composer IRVING MILLS (1985), a portrait of the magnificent singer and blues great JOE WILLIAMS (1985), TV'S FIRST MUSIC VIDEOS (1988), two performance videos featuring THE MINGUS DYNASTY BAND (1990). McGlynn's next documentary is about SPIDER JOHN KOERNER.