RL Films Presents a New Documentary Film
RL Films is engaged in the production of a new documentary film. The film will highlight the substantial contributions gangster Al Capone made to the establishment of jazz music. Conclusive evidence shows he was a huge influence in the transformation of Chicago’s jazz music scene. The man was, in fact, a serious music impresario / aficionado and patron of the arts.
Capone’s 1920’s nightclubs provided the stages for unknown musicians to hone their skills and evolve into world famous entertainers. … read more here
Capone’s Treasure of the Heart will be a television special that features something new and interesting about Al Capone. The film will broadcast on Valentines Day of 2018.
“… he also stands out as a figure who championed central elements of American culture when they were first emerging in the 1920’s, most notably jazz…” Harpers Monthly Magazine, KATHERINE GEROULD
“… jazz acquired the necessary sponsorship and muscle to take hold in Chicago,” stated musician Earl Hines. … Capone was quite expert in appreciating good from bad jazz and can be credited with employing and subsidizing most of the earlier Chicago Jazzmen…” Wait Until Dark, RONALD MORRIS
“Musician Earl Hines made no secret of the fact that his career had been significantly advanced by the patronage and protection of Al Capone…” Groovin’ High, DIZZY GILESPIE
“Capone was notable for his color-blind policy with respect to entertainment. The Cotton Club in Cicero played host to most of the top black acts of the 1920’s. … Milton Mezzrow, Milt Hinton, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, King Oliver, and Louis Armstrong were among the luminaries who played there, making Al Capone one of the most important figures in the development of Chicago jazz.” ChicagoCrimeScenes.blogspot, TODD KENDALL
“… With the opening of the Cotton Club in Cicero, Al became a jazz impresario, attracting and cultivating some of the best black jazz musicians of the day.” CrimeLibrary.com, MARILYN BARDSLEY
“… He unwittingly became a major architect of the American musical landscape… He brought to Chicago the best jazz musicians in the country. Whereas New Orleans invented jazz, Chicago legitimatized it by introducing many soon-to-be legendary black musicians in the white-attended clubs — and this occurrence was largely due to the efforts of Al Capone.” The Outfit, GUS RUSSO
“Al Capone never planned a career as a jazz impresario, but he took to the role with enthusiasm, largely because it brought him into contact with some of the best known and most capable performers of the day, all of whom he was flattered to note, depended on him for employment.” Capone: The Man and the Era, LAURENCE BERGREEN
Lauren Pryce & Dave Perez – Mae & Al
- Mark Saxenmeyer – Voice-over Narration
- Robert J. McCrea – Writer
- Paul Eubank – Executive Producer
- Rich Larsen – Producer
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Included are the English, Italian, & Instrumental versions, sheet music, lyrics, and history!
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