It stars Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, and Michael Potts. It was the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom film recorded by Boseman before his passing on August 28, 2020. It had a limited theatrical release on November 25, 2020 and subsequently released on December 18, 2020 globally under Netflix distribution.
We are now concerned not with the film but with the soundtrack, composed of traditional jazz themes of the time, blues and original compositions by Branford Marsalis in quite a high number, up to 24. B Marsalis takes us, by sound and interpretation, to Chicago in the twenties in a display of “revivalism” that would make his brother Winston pale, leader of this jazz movement of the 90s and who tried to establish a bridge between tradition and avant-garde. He stayed then on the edge of tradition while Brandford followed a path of updating the sounds and instrumentations, but without leaving the mainstream jazz inherited from the hard bop that he learned with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers and his subsequent collaborations with classical orchestras and art centers and rock artists such as Grateful Dead or Sting, as well as with the film industry in Spike Lee’s Mo´ blues, apart from a huge work with their own groups.
In recent years, B Marsalis has “soaked” even more of the southern blues that this project breathes. He currently runs a music center in post-Katrina New Orleans dedicated to his father Ellis Marsalis who uses music to fight poverty and the exclusion of young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods.
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