In Europe, they speak of him in holy whispers. In America, heâs a mysterious footnote. His fans call him an angel. His life was short, but his extraordinary talent left his mark. He did his music not for the studios and money, he did it for people. He created a kind of religion and now people are committed to preserving his memory.
Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley, is an amazing tribute to the phenomenon of Jeff Buckley, a singer with a four-octave voice and a composer with a unique, impossible-to-classify genre. His genuine passion found its reflection in the mixture of rock, soul, blues, folk music that has been called a cross between Led Zeppelin and Nina Simone.
Directors Laurie Trombley and Nyla Bialek Adams, create an emotionally stirring chronicle of a magnificent talent about whom the world knew very little. Like many creative souls, Jeff Buckley came into this world only to leave far too fast. They say, âGod keeps the best for Himself.â
Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth; dir. Phil Di Fiore; 40min/DigitBeta/United States â Since writing a piano concerto at eight years old, Bernie Worrell has been acknowledged as a musical genius. He may be the closest thing to Beethoven, Bach or Mozart alive today, changing the face of modern music. Phil Di Fioreâs short film is a loving tribute to this modern master.