Video works made by Free Jazz musicians, and live videos of performances
SPACE IS THE PLACE (1972)
dir. John Coney
Sun Ra wrote and stars in this strange picture from the early 1970s, in which his band descends from outer space onto the streets of Oakland, California.
Pianist Cecil Taylor performing live in 1974
Saxophonist Marion Brown performing live on French television
NEW YORK EYE AND EAR CONTROL (1964)
dir. Michael Snow
This experimental film is notable for its soundtrack, provided by an all-star Free Jazz combo consisting of Don Cherry, Albert Ayler, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, and Sunny Murray.
Trumpeter Don Cherry performing live on French television in 1971
Saxophonist Anthony Braxton performing live
DON CHERRY (1973)
dir. Jean-Michel Delamarre
This experimental French film stars (and features a soundtrack by) Don Cherry. Anthony Braxton reads a poem, while Cherry runs around Paris.
Saxophonist Ornette Coleman performing live in Belgium
Saxophonist Archie Shepp performing live