Gerald Clayton has composed music for the upcoming MLK/FBI

Jazz pianist and composer Gerald Clayton has composed music for the upcoming MLK/FBI with a mid-January release date of hard hitting Sam Pollard documentary MLK/FBI now confirmed. Movie trade paper Variety describes the film as ''a tensely …

Published: 30 Dec 2020. Updated: 17 days.

Jazz pianist and composer Gerald Clayton has composed music for the upcoming MLK/FBI with a mid-January release date of hard hitting Sam Pollard documentary MLK/FBI now confirmed.

Movie trade paper Variety describes the film as ''a tensely absorbing documentary about how the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under J. Edgar Hoover, came to see itself as part of an establishment war against [Dr Martin Luther] King, one that wound up being waged with the cooperation of American leaders, notably Attorney General Robert. F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson.''

Documentary maker Pollard is known in the early part of his career for editing a number of seminal Spike Lee films including Mo' Better Blues and Clockers. Check the trailer above. MLK photo, top: TIFF

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Claude Bolling has died

The French pianist, composer and conductor Claude Bolling has died aged 90. Inspired early on by Duke Ellington he became famed in the 1950s for his big band. Later he experimented with yéyé and wrote extensively for films. Of his work for the …

Published: 30 Dec 2020. Updated: 17 days.

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The French pianist, composer and conductor Claude Bolling has died aged 90.

Inspired early on by Duke Ellington he became famed in the 1950s for his big band. Later he experimented with yéyé and wrote extensively for films. Of his work for the movies Borsalino from 1970 became one of his best known. As too did his 'Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio' that blended elements of the Baroque with jazz in a modern swing style and became popular in the United States, spending a decade in the Billboard charts. Read more in Le Monde.