Filmmaker Jorge Rubiera premieres his newest documentary, Abbey Rader: Get Free at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM. A live jazz concert by Abbey Rader and his quartet will take place after the screening, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and musicians. Admission is free.
A second opportunity to see the film and band will be on Saturday, February 21 at 7:30 pm at Audioteque on Lincoln road as part of the Subtropics Experimental Music and Sound Art Biennial. Admission is free
Abbey Rader: Get Free explores the journey of Abbey Rader, a jazz drummer, Buddhist and martial artist, who dedicated his life to the pursuit of spiritual freedom. His purpose was defined as a young musician in New York when, in the fertile mid-60s, he experienced the spiritual power of John Coltrane’s quartet. From then on, he sought to release himself from all constrictions, musical or otherwise. His path brought him to a Buddhist master from China and jazz legends on both sides of the Atlantic. Fifty years later, his quest to perform and live in the moment continues.
Watch the trailer below.