Friday, September 10, 2010

Feel Like Going Home

Great series Martin Scorsese put together for PBS back in 2003, enlisting the services of world renown directors, that is well worth watching if you haven't had the opportunity.  It has been since released on DVD with a companion book.  There were 7 episodes in all starting with Martin's Feel Like Going Home and ending with Clint Eastwood's Piano Blues.  Where Ken Burns' documentary of Jazz barely scratched the surface, Scorsese and friends dig deep to unearth some great archival footage and fascinating contemporary observations.


  1. This also spawned a slew of good CD compilations.

  2. Scorsese tries to make a link to the music of Mali in the opening episode, featuring the late great Ali Farka Toure. If you haven't had the chance to listen to him, you must, in particular the recording he did with Ry Cooder, Talking Timbuktu.