“Hall Overton – Out of the Shadows”

“Hall Overton – Out of the Shadows”

That is the title of a wonderful video which comes out of the Jazz Loft Project, based at the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies.


Hall Overton was on the faculty at Juilliard, but he was a mainstay the the Jazz Loft of W. Eugene Smith, at 821 6th Ave, New York City. He helped prepare the Thelonious Monk Town Hall Concert in 1959.

Interviewed on the video are Steve Reich, and Carman Moore

Steve Reich

Both are Classical music composers. Mr Moore, Mr Reich, and Joel Sachs of the Juilliard school are interviewed by pianist Ethan Iverson.

I am not going to say anything more here, seeing Steve Reich should be enough to tempt you. Please check out the video.