With a special performance by the legendary Charles Burrell,
With Love, Purnell Steen and Le Jazz MAchine
DIRECTION: Michael Bird
CLIENT: Purnell Steen
Production: Birdhaus Media
Between the 1920s and 1970s, the Five Points neighborhood was the heart of the African American community. Commonly promoted as the "Harlem of the West," for the bars and clubs, and all the great musicians that passed through, Five Points had it's own greatness due the individuals that built the community.
Purnell Steen is a foundational rock in the music scene of "the Points". Along with his mentor and cousin, Charlie Burrell, there are no better representatives of the rich heritage of great jazz, Gospel, Symphonic Music, and the legacy of the community.
Featuring the musicianship of Purnell Steen, Charles Burrell, Max Wagner, Hugh Ragin, Marcus Fiorillo, Fred Fuller, Todd Reid.
This full length DVD features a special performance by Charles Burrell, and an video auto biography of Charlie's amazing story.
Charles Burrell Performance
Much has been written about "Charlie" (as her prefers to be called.) His discipline, and dedication to his craft, led him to become a world class jazz musician as well as known as the "Jackie Robinson" of classical music by integrating the first National Symphony Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and the first contract player for the Denver Symphony Orchestra.
At 92, Charlie still accomplishes the amazing feat of hitting a high C on the double bass.
Check out the story of Charlie's path to greatness.
The legendary Charles Burrell
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