Enzo Avitabile Music Life

Demme has crafted yet another superb document of musicians at work, one…about creation…the sources of inspiration [and] performance.


Enzo Avitabile Music Life

Enzo Avitabile, renowned Neapolitan saxophonist and singer/songwriter, is here filmed by Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, a longtime admirer of Avitabile’s music. This work represents an incredible opportunity as one of the world’s great directors tells us not just about the music of a singular artist in its fusion of Neapolitan, world music (and especially Arab with performances by Naseer Shamma and Palestinian singer Amal Murkus) and jazz but also of a city, Naples, with all of its treasures and contradictions, as Enzo creates amazing new music with collaborators from all over the world, including Eliades Ochoa of Buena Vista Social Club, Naseer Shamma, Daby Touré and Trilok Gurtu. Music and a movie you will never forget!
Not Rated
English, Italian
Jonathan Demme
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice

Jonathan Demme will be remembered for his films Philadelphia, Something Wild, and Silence of the Lambs. But he is also a sensitive and creative documentary filmmaker: his last one was Neil Young: Heart of Gold. Demme loves music and is enchanted by the wonders it works on our bodies, minds, and ...

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