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TOM DOWD & THE
LANGUAGE OF MUSIC
USA: Palm Pictures
Cast: Eric Clapton, John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Ornette Coleman, Tito Puente, Thelonious Monk, Cream, Aretha Franklin, Lynryd Skynyrd, Derek and the Dominos, Booker T & the MG's, The Allman Brothers Band, Ginger Baker,
Director: Mark Moormann
USA: 82 mins
USA Release Date: 13 August 2004 (Limited Release)
TOM DOWD & THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC is a feature-length documentary profiling the life and work of a man whose personal history reflects the evolution of modern music and recording technology: legendary producer/recording engineer Tom Dowd who passed away on October 27, 2002, one week after his 77th birthday.
Interviews with icons of the recording industry tell the story of this unsung hero, while historical footage, photographs and classic music tracks expose the audience to the world of the recording studio. It's here that the master of his craft, Tom Dowd, recounts the recording sessions and technical achievements that altered the course of contemporary music.