Danish filmmakers Jørgen Leth and Andreas Koefoed followed compatriot and guitarist Jakob Bro for fourteen years during the recording of new albums and important performances.
Bro has worked with big names from the jazz world such as Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell and Tomasz Stanko, as well as Dutch musicians like Jeroen van Vliet, artist in residence at Paradox Tilburg. Bro brings tranquil, atmospheric guitar melodies that seem to play somewhere between jazz and film music.
The documentary film ‘Music for Black Pigeons’ a cinematic documentary that explores the lives and processes of some of the world’s most renowned and prolific jazz musicians, covering a long period of time from 2008 to 2022. The film also pays tribute to Motian, Stanko, Konitz and drummer Jon Christensen, who died during this time.
Bro’s music and the way the musicians who surround him deal with that music are beautifully reflected in this film. The best moment of this musical film is the one in which the musicians have to answer what jazz means to them. In which especially Thomas Morgan comes to intense and emotional thoughts after a long time of thinking.
‘Music for Black Pigeons’ makes you want to see these musicians perform live. That’s good: Jakob Bro will give a solo concert in Paradox Tilburg following the film screening.