SPIKE WELLS - A LOVE SUPREME [premiere of re-edited and updated version] (2019, Gary Barber & Paul Dutnall)
Introduction by Spike Wells and the directors.
We are proud to present the premiere of a newly re-edited and updated version of an insightful documentary about legendary British drummer Spike Wells. The film charts the musical life of this unique player who has worked with a host of jazz superstars - such as Tubby Hayes, Stan Getz, Roland Kirk, Johnny Griffin - and who had a long term close collaboration with Bobby Wellins. The film also looks at other aspects of Spike's life - his work as a solicitor and his later conversion to Christianity and calling to the priesthood.
This is a fitting celebration for one of the greats of British jazz.
Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Film Festival and Screen St Ives.
(Photo courtesy Melody McLaren)