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Video: That’s my jazz

Milt Abel II, a world renowned pastry chef, reflects on his relationship with his late father Milton Abel Sr., a legendary Kansas City jazz musician.

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Starring Chef Milton Abel II
and featuring Chef Michael Magliano

A Breakwater Original

Directed by Ben Proudfoot | ben@breakwaterstudios.com
Cinematography by David Bolen
Edited by Federico Conforti
Music Composed, Orchestrated & Conducted by Nicholas Jacobson-Larson
Post-Production Supervision by Dillon Brown
Supervising Sound Editing & Re-recording by Sean Higgins
Color by Stephen Derluguian
Produced by Jeremy Lambert
Executive Produced by Richard Graham, Jeremy Lambert, Abby Lynn Kang Davis, Ben Proudfoot, Abby Pucker, Josh Rosenberg
Production Coordinated by Gabe Godoi
Production Design by Terry Quennell
Sound Editing by T.J. Jacques
Assistant Camera – Alex van Putten
Loader – Craig Samuels
Score Preparation by Alessandro Saini
Music Mixed by Brad Haehnel
Music Supervisor – Rylan Soref
Foley Artists – Alyson Dee Moore & Christopher Moriana
Foley Mixer – John Sanacore

The “Silhouette Band”
Marie Buch Hoyer
Lasse Funch Sørensen
Lasse Mørck
Søren Høst

Cast In Order Of Appearance
Young Milton – Kaleb Ross
Milton Abel Sr. – Richard Spicer & Henry Franklin
Jazz Band – Albert Trepanier Jr., Bobby Spencer, Norman Weatherly, Michael Be Holden

“Big Noise From Winnetka”
Written by Bob Haggart and Ray Bauduc

“Perdido” 
Performed by Kansas City Jazz Spectrum Ensemble with Milt Abel. Courtesy of Kansas City Music International, Inc.

“Better Than Anything”
Performed and produced by Sherry Jones with Milt Abel. Musical Concept and Direction by Mike Ning
Recorded on Jan 21, 28, & Feb 4 1983

Shot on Location in Copenhagen, Denmark and Los Angeles, California

Made with Love by Breakwater Studios Ltd. in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Los Feliz, California

“My dad was the best at what he did. So then it’s important for me, no matter what I do, to carry on that legacy…”

One comment on “Video: That’s my jazz

  1. Le Soudanite
    September 12, 2020

    Reblogged this on Agence Zamano.

    Liked by 1 person

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