Brother Yusef

  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • France

Jazz has always been more than simply a form of music; it was – and is – a lifestyle, a creed, an expression of one’s origins. Jazz is black music that evolved in a white culture. Only a few of the great old masters of jazz are still alive today; one of them is saxophonist and composer Yusef Lateef. Today, at the age of 84, he lives a very secluded life in a small wooden house in the forests of Massachusetts. Filmmakers Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel visited him there and created an intimate cinematic portrait about the person and his music.

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  • Original Title
    Brother Yusef
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Nicolas Humbert, Werner Penzel
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
    Simone Fürbringer
  • Music
    Yusef Lateef
  • Sound
    Jean Vapeur
  • Runtime
    52 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
    • Germany
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Balzli & Fahrer GmbH
      • Altenbergstrasse 16
      • CH-3013 Bern
      • Switzerland
      • tel: +41 313 3294 38
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