Sometimes it’s really special and meaningful to get a response from someone whose work you greatly admire. This is one of those moments for me. Cultural historian and Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally on JAZZ NIGHTS: A CONFIDENTIAL JOURNEY:
“Jazz Nights: A Confidential Journey” is a splendid documentary that reveals a number of things – that jazz is not dead; that it is more than just an entertainment form but is really a spiritual path; that those who play it, even in a hash bar, are thoughtful, articulate, and a pleasure to listen to. The film makers got it right, balancing superb music with an ongoing and intelligent contemplation/narrative from the performers about jazz and its pursuit. Highly recommended.”
–Dennis McNally, Cultural historian and Grateful Dead publicist. Author of A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead; Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation, And America; On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom; Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews and many others.