Cuban Jazz Documentary To Accompany 'Ninety Miles' Album
Cuban Jazz Documentary To Accompany 'Ninety Miles' Album

With musical documentaries garnering buzz at this week's Tribeca Film Festival, the final touches are being placed on a candidate for next season's film festivals.

"Ninety Miles," which chronicles a journey to Cuba by the vibraphonist Stefon Harris, saxophonist David Sanchez and trumpeter Christian Scott, will be submitted to film festivals prior to its release on DVD by Concord Music Group.

Devin DeHaven, who has directed music performance films by Method Man, Busta Rhymes and Everlast, is the director.

The documentary chronicles the jazz recording Harris, Sanchez and Scott made in Havana, Cuba, with pianists Rember Duharte and Harold Lopez-Nussa and their quartets. The album, also titled "Ninety Miles," will be released June 21 on Concord Picante. A DVD with footage from the documentary will be included with the CD.

John Burk, chief creative officer of Concord Music Group and producer of the album, spent a year negotiating with representatives of the Cuban music industry, the U.S. State Department and the Cuban government to get the live performances and recordings to occur in May 2010.