Monday, May 7, 2012

People's Liberation Big Band "Battleship Potemkin" review by kcjazzlark

Here’s an example of spectacular. On screen, light shines on the sleeping, off-duty sailor. He awakens. In the theater, a big band plays, its score at this point cautious, curious.  Other sailors awaken. There’s alarm. The big band score evokes apprehension but still curiosity, too. Sailors scurry, climb the riggings. The live music escalates. In the distance, a fleet of ships approaches. They’re the enemy. Will they attack?  The music meshes with the movie. It builds the stress and the unknown, underlying increasingly frenetic action. My hands are clenched, tight.

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