NEW DOCUMENTARY REFLECTSPRODUCER’S LIFE
At the grand opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music,revelers got one of the first glances of the Tom Dowd & TheLanguage of Music feature-length, independently produceddocumentary. Profiling the life and work of legendary producer/engineerTom Dowd (who passed away in October 2002), producer/director MarkMoormann premiered the film at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Thefilm includes interviews with such notables as Ray Charles, EricClapton, the Allman Brothers Band, Les Paul, Arif Mardin, Phil Ramone,Al Schmitt and many others, while historical footage, photographs andclassic music tracks expose the audience to the world of the recordingstudio. Of special interest is Dowd recounting the collaborative natureof his recording sessions and technical achievements.
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