4 Hands: Cecil Taylor & Yosuke Yamashita in Concert (2007)

Genres - Music  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis

Two keyboard wizards, jazz legend Cecil Taylor and Japanese great Yosuke Yamashita (who refers to Taylor as the "master"), gave a dual concert in February 2007 and filmmaker Yasuhiko Shirai used eight cameras to capture it on film. Shirai also interviews Yamashita and Taylor, a contemporary of Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane, teasing out surprising insights about music. But the film's heart is two great musicians, improvising and inspiring each other to new heights of creativity.