S.F. Bay Guardian
Friday June 28, 2002

Jazz hands 

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.

Making its 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)