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Films By Don McGlynn

Art Pepper: From A Jazz Survivor (Don McGlynn, 1982)
Art Pepper, one of jazz's greatest alto saxophonists, is a survivor, he has survived heroin, prison and self-loathing. We ... hear stories, often amusing, sometimes tragic, which were the emotional r… Read more

CHARLES MINGUS: TRIUMPH OF THE UNDERDOG (Don McGlynn, 1997)
Don McGlynn's (Dexter Gordon: More Than You Know, MIFF 1997) brutally honest, obsessively researched and thoroughly moving account of Jazz giant, Charles Mingus. Audiences will leave McGlynn's bio-pi… Read more

HORACE PARLAN BY HORACE PARLAN (Don McGlynn, 2000)
Best known for his collaborations with Charles Mingus, Roland Kirk and Dexter Gordon, Horace Parian's life story is extraordinary. Don McGlynns intimate portrait of the pianist is comprised of a comb… Read more

LOUIS PRIMA: THE WILDEST! (Don McGlynn, 1999)
"The movie is a beautiful thing. No documentary about any musician will make you so glad to be alive."—San Francisco Examiner ... Don McGlynn is a MIFF regular who just about qualifies for his … Read more

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW: HAROLD ARLEN (Don McGlynn, 1999)
The name may be unfamiliar but the tunes of Harolc Arlen have stayed with generations. Over the Rainbow, Stormy Weather, Accentuate the Positive, That Old Black Magic, Let's Fall in Love, Come Rain o… Read more

spider john koerner: been here...DONe that (Don McGlynn, )
"I dropped into the Ten O'Clock Scholar, a Beat coffeehouse. I was looking for players with kindred spirits. John Koerner was tall and thin with a look of perpetual amusement on his face. We hit it o… Read more

THE HOWLIN' WOLF (Don McGlynn, 2003)
A 1965 installment of TV pop show Shindig: Rolling Stones Brian Jones and Mick Jagger gush about their inspirational first listen to Little Red Rooster. When it looks like the show's presenter is goi… Read more

THE LEGEND OF TEDDY EDWARDS (Don McGlynn, 2000)
'Teddy Edwards is a pioneer of the modern tenor sax. His peers and friends acknowledge that he never had the kind of extraordinary career that his talent should have commanded. With this taste of a s… Read more

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