While in film school, I produced a 22-minute documentary on Herman Leonard’s 80th birthday (2003) which took place at Rosy’s Jazz Hall in uptown New Orleans — around the same time, I recorded Herman talking about his travel photography, at Longue Vue House and Gardens, and made this short.
Month: August 2019
Allen Toussaint tribute
From 2016, produced for WWOZ’s Piano Night, using interviews I conducted, along with one by Ben Sandmel (with Allen Toussaint.)
Henry Butler tribute
Editor, Sound Recordist, Camera (interviews in New Orleans)
I met Henry Butler back in 1999 at a now shuttered jazz club on Rampart Street, the Funky Butt — he was a regular guest on my show on WWOZ and always a pleasure to see perform live. This film was made in 2015.
Henry passed away in 2018.
Please don’t read me
a poem with razor blades
in it, though I’d love one
with caper berries and
sea salt, figs, basil and
a creaky wooden chair
holding the book you fell
asleep with last night
as butterflies flew from
the tips of your fingers
‘ACORN and the Firestorm’
Champion Jack Dupree
A two-part radio documentary (with breaks each half-hour) about Champion Jack Dupree, a New Orleans piano player with quite a story: as an important tie to the boogie woogie piano players of Storyville; a boxer, an expatriate during the Jim Crow south and a man who came home (for a visit) many years later to see a change, more inclusive United States.
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No One Went Hungry: Cajun Food Traditions Today (documentary)
I spent several weeks (and gained several pounds) traveling though Cajun country with Kevin McCaffrey, recording interviews with chefs, lovers of cast iron, farmers and historians.
The food traditions of Louisiana are known around the world — this film intimately captures the people who maintain and innovate these foodways.
New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (2019)
‘After the Spill’ – documentary
Luke Winslow-King / Southern Comfort
Sound Recordist for interviews