R min Drama, Music. A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. Simmons , Melissa Benoist , Paul Reiser. Documentary, Music.
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To celebrate this, we grab some popcorn, dim the lights and revisit the 37 best music documentaries of the past 50 years. However, Gimme Shelter , the film the Maysles brothers shot that fateful night, captured one of the worst tragedies in rock history when fan Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death by Hells Angel Alan Passaro while the Stones performed. Who are we to argue? Filmed while David Bowie was touring Diamond Dogs in and struggling with a nagging cocaine dependency, it depicts the artist in a markedly fragile mental state. Brilliant, mercurial jazz trumpeter Chet Baker possessed looks worthy of James Dean, while his talent led him to record with jazz legends such as Charlie Parker and Gerry Mulligan. However, after decades of heroin addiction and hard living, he died prematurely when he fell from a hotel window in Amsterdam. The film fully deserved its Academy Award nomination in Two decades on, however, director Julien Temple gave the band a chance to set the record straight, which they did in no uncertain terms during The Filth And The Fury. Filmed in silhouette, the individual members are utterly candid in recalling the real story of their notorious past, with the normally cynical John Lydon even breaking down over the senseless death of Sid Vicious.
‘Chasing Trane’ (2016)
For that, you need a good documentary, combining exciting old footage with probing new interviews, and putting an artist into proper context. Netflix is currently streaming a healthy assortment of good music docs. Here are 11 of the best. Please note, movies and TV series regularly cycle on and off streaming services, so some of the titles below may not be available at the time you read this.
You don't need to know the difference between a flugelhorn and a flumpet to appreciate a good music documentary. With the right mix of charismatic, offbeat personalities; rigorous attention to detail; and a judicious limitation of outright hagiography, the result can be simply a great movie see: Dont Look Back. Want even MORE documentaries? Check out the best docs and docuseries available to stream on Netflix , and the best documentaries of John Scheinfeld's feature is as comprehensive look at the jazz icon's unfortunately short life that you'll find. Denzel Washington brings voice to the famed jazz saxophonist and composer, reciting his words from throughout his lifetime, giving a moving texture to the biographic piece as it explores his influence on music and culture. It may be a relatively straightforward documentary, but it's more than enough to tell Coltrane's story and let his music do the talking. Director Chris Perkel's documentary on Clive Davis is the equivalent of a greatest hits package. Literally: The music biz exec famously signed and brought success to some of the biggest acts in history, including Janis Joplin, Barry Manilow, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, and many others.