The New York Times-trailblazing documentary telling the story of Al Jarreau’s life, and ‘a final stand’

In 1961, Garth Hudson, a lifelong saxophonist, had an epiphany while watching television at home. “I thought, ‘My God! I’m more of a keyboard player, I could fit into that role as much better than I could a horn player,’” he says in Anne’s Song, a documentary about his legendary friend and fellow bandleader Al Jarreau. “I did, and I played the horns a lot more than I ever thought I would, but I don’t think I would have been as successful as I was with organ,” he continues.

That first concert was in the early ’60s at the Palladium in Los Angeles — a theater where Alan and Marilyn Bergman would also perform. It was a huge moment for Jarreau — “I was much younger and probably just hated every minute of it,” he confesses — and has lasted an entire lifetime.

Next up, Anne’s Song, the New York Times-trailblazing documentary chronicling the triumphs and tragedies of that musical adventure, premieres on June 14th at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Read the full story at the New York Times.

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