Jason Moran: Looks of a Lot
**Screening Thursday April 30th at the Walker Art Center. Jason Moran in attendance**
This documentary film follows jazz pianist/composer Jason Moran as he prepares his new multimedia project Looks of a Lot, performed at the Symphony Center in Chicago in May 2014, with Bandwagon (drummer Nasheet Waits and bassist Tarus Mateen), Chicago sculptor Theaster Gates, reedist Ken Vandermark, Katie Ernst, and the Kenwood Academy High School Jazz Band. The film offers an insider’s view of the artists’ collaboration and their process as Moran’s improvised blues compositions play off of Gates’s inventive stage sets built from salvaged materials. 2014, DCP, 61 minutes.