RISING TONES CROSS
A Jazz Film by Ebba Jahn

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This 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.
Shot on 16 mm, this film remains one of a kind until today. Somwe of the recorded musicians have passed away - their spirits live on. This 20th anniversary DVD release of RISING TONES CROSS preserve some musical moments and images of Don Cherry,
Charles Tyler, Frank Wright, Denis Charles, Jeanne Lee, Wilber Morris und Peter Kowald.

"There just hasn´t been much documentation of Bohemia as it really is, and this film rings true on that score and on many others."
Coda Magazine
Germany 1984  
Produced, photographed and directed
Ebba Jahn
Sound Karola Michalic Ritter
Renate Sami
Editing Jeannette Menzel
Production assistance Kiki Smith
Production manager Udo Radek, Hans Müller


Crew @ Sound Unity Festival

Sound Jost Gebers
Second camera
Brian Denitz
Lights
Roy Wilson
Location manager Peter Kowald

Premiere


20. Februar 1985
Internationales Forum des Jungen Films, Berlin
Format
16 mm, Farbe, 1:1.33, Stereo und Mono

Duration

119 Minuten

Supported by NRW Filmbüro 1984


Line-Up


PETER KOWALD QUINTET
Melting - Lines - Cycle

 
   
Charles Gayle tenor saxophone
Peter Kowald
double bass
Marilyn Crispell piano
Rashied Ali drums
   
   
PETER KOWALD TRIO
Harvest Green
 
   
Charles Gayle
Peter Kowald
John Betsch
tenor saxophone
contra bass
drums
   
   
JOHN ZORN DUO
Sunday Afternoon at Life Café
 
   
John Zorn
Wayne Horvitz
reeds
keyboards
   
   
BILLY BANG`S FORBIDDEN PLANET
Music For The Love Of It
 
   
Wayne Horvitz
Billy Bang
Oscar Sanders
Kim Clarke
Bobby Previte
keyboards
violin
guitar
bass
drums
   
   
WILLIAM PARKER & PATRICIA NICHOLSON ENSEMBLE
A Thousand Cranes Opera
 
   
Wayne Horvitz
Ricardo Strobert
Masahiko Kono
William Parker
Denis Charles
Lisa Sokolov
Jeanne Lee
Ellen Christi
Patricia Nicholson-Parker
Maria Mitchell
Carol Penn Muhammed
Frank Boyer
Keith Dames
A.R. Penck
piano
alto saxophone, flute
trombone
bass
drums
voice
voice
voice
dance
dance
dance
dance
dance
stage design
   
   
CHARLES TYLER QUINTET
Life Can Be Whatsoever
 
   
Curtis Clark
Charles Tyler
Roy Campbell jr.
Wilber Morris
John Betsch
piano
alto saxophone
trumpet
bass
drums
   
 
DON CHERRY & THE SOUND UNITY FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Kangaroo Hoopie
 
   
Don Cherry
Peter Brötzmann
Rüdiger Carl
Daniel Carter
Ellen Christi
Felice Rosser
Peter Kowald
Wilber Morris
Denis Charles
Maria Mitchell
conductor, piano
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
alto saxophone
voice
bass guitar
bass
bass
drums
dance
   
   
JEMEEL MOONDOC SEXTET
In Walked Monk
 
   
Jemeel Moondoc
Roy Campbell jr.
Rahn Burton
Ellen Christi
William Parker
Rashied Ali
alto saxophone
trumpet
piano
voice
bass
drums
   
IRÈNE SCHWEIZER DUO
For Julian Beck
 
   
Irène Schweizer
Rüdiger Carl

piano
tenor saxophone

   
   
PETER BRÖTZMANN ENSEMBLE
Alarm
 
   
Peter Brötzmann
David S. Ware
Frank Wright
Charles Gayle
Jemeel Moondoc
Roy Campbell jr.
Masahiko Kono
Irène Schweizer
Peter Kowald
William Parker
Rashied Ali
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
alto saxophone
trumpet
trombone
piano
bass
bass
drums
   
Ebba Jahn
filmmaker, photographer, studied at Berlin´s Filmacademy dffb.
Lives in New York und Berlin.

Films:

GESPANN s/w, 5 min. soundtrack: Carla Bley, 1979
SCHATTENNACHT fiction film, 8 min., 1981
VOM ALTEN EISEN poetic documentary, 22 min., 1980-82
NEUE HEIMAT 15 min., 1982
DURCH DEN RHEIN-HERNE-KANAL 29 min., 1983
RISING TONES CROSS 119 min., 1984
WHAT`S UP IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD 59 min., 1992
AB DURCH DIE MITTE 29 min., 1996


Further reading:

Georg Schmidt, in: berlinaletip 1/85
Achim Forst, in: Film Fest Journal, Nr. 1
15. Internationales Forum des Jungen Films, Berlin 1985, Blatt Nr. 7, 4 Seiten
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 22. 10.1990
Fischer Film Almanach 1985
Cinema, 1986
Jazzpodium, 03/2005



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