Free jazz fans
who grumbled about "their" music being left out of
Ken Burns's much debated PBS documentary Jazz can now
rejoice. Inside Out in the Open, which premiered
last summer in New York City, tells the story of this once-revolutionary
(and still often misunderstood) form of music.
California premiere tonight with filmmaker Alan Roth in attendance,
the documentary is built around interviews with a range of free
jazz musicians, including '60s veterans like saxophonists Marion
Brown and former Art Ensemble of Chicago member Joseph Jarman
and younger players such as bassist William Parker, pianist Matthew
Shipp, and drummer Susie Ibarra.
The film also
features live footage of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Germany's Peter
Brotzmann, and late Bay Area legend Glenn Spearman, among others. 8
p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission, S.F. $3-$6.
(415) 978-2787. (Will York)