Love it or hate it, I have found this old short movie very significant.
Filmmaker and composer Edward O. Bland’s polemical essay on the politics of music and race: a forecast of what he called “the death of jazz.” Includes the only known footage of visionary pianist Sun Ra from his beloved Chicago-period. Also features tenor saxaphonist John Gilmore and the rest of Ra’s Arkestra in Windy City nightclubs. Filmed in Chicago and completed in 1959. Based in part on the book “The fruits of the death of jazz” by Edward O. Bland.