The Coleman family, brought together by a shared passion for Jazz, forged a legacy, which survived the same elements of unity, dissonance and harmony that permeate the music they create. Join, acclaimed jazz drummer George Coleman, Jr. as he takes you on a journey through his family's early roots in Jazz, to its later dissolution by fame, and its eventual reunion, led by the music that started it all -- Jazz. Gloria Coleman, celebrated Jazz organist, singer, composer and mother, was an associate of the legendary Billie Holiday and is recognized as one of the great pioneering female jazz artists. Gloria's life embodies the struggle of professional women who must balance career achievement and family responsibility. Her relationship with world famous tenor saxophonist George Coleman, an alumnus of the illustrious Miles Davis Quintet, began when they were both young musicians honing their crafts in the New York City jazz scene of the 1950's. The narrative will chronicle their monumental musical careers, their love affair, their separation and difficult divorce, and culminate with their musical reunion as loving friends performing in concert with their son.
2012 (C) George Coleman Jr. (Producer), A Coleman Family Legacy, LLC Production
In 2001, Tom Wool traveled to the Rongbuk Valley with mountaineer Helga Hengge to document the lives of the people living in the shadow of Everest. The Rongbuk Valley stretches north from the base of Mount Everest to the Tibetan Plateau. It is home to about 3,000 people dispersed amongst 12 or so villages. At the time there was no road, just a dirt track leading from the Friendship Highway to the north.
In 2008, the Olympic torch came over Mount Everest for the Beijing Olympic Games. By this time the Chinese had built a road, all the way from the Friendship Highway through the valley to Everest Base Camp, at the foot of the Rongbuk glacier. Now, everything would change...