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New 'Jazz, Period.' Film Takes a Stirring Look at Musical Mentorship and Loss


Published: 2011-11-07


Montreal filmmaker Randy Cole adds another unique film to his growing public collection of short films on Jazz, with 'Pops,' a touching look at the bond between father and son musicians.

Respected Montreal trumpeter Kevin Dean tells the story of his ballad 'Pops,' which he composed for his father in Mason City Iowa. Dean wrote the song at the request of his father, and practiced it with the elder Dean, just months before his father's sudden passing. Montreal's best musicians join the younger Dean in a heartfelt performance of the song, which provides the backdrop for the story...



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