Maurice Brown was the hottest young jazz musician in New Orleans on the day levies broke. BRASS Movement tracks this once-in-a generation trumpet prodigy and buoyant personality as he rebuilds his life in Bed Stuy Brooklyn. The documentary follows his rise as a session star for Hip-Hop greats (Wyclef Jean, Cee-Lo, De La Sol, Talib Kweli and The Roots) and the twists and turns of completing his second album, The Cycle of Love. A concept record years in the making, the album represents Mo Betta's comeback story--a personal declaration to the world that jazz is still alive.
While rooted in a deeply personal struggle, the film paints a larger portrait of a transforming cultural landscape, revealing a music industry forced to evolve or die. Maurice's insistence on charting his own course, bred by the rare success of his first self-released album, plants him in the eye of this unpredictable storm.