While most of our readers are aware of John Robinson‘s lyrical prowess on the microphone, we’re willing to bet that few knew about his directorial skills behind the camera. John Robinson recently took his camera to film the Last Stop on the 4 Train, a documentary about final resting place for legends like Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean, Max Roach and more at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Joining Robinson on his pilgrimage to the Last Stop on the 4 Train are radio DJ Thomas Simmons and vocalist T.C. III (son of organist Trudy Pitts and drummer Bill “Mr. C” Carney). The film seeks out on its mission to educate seasoned jazz lovers and young hip-hop crate diggers alike about the history and the and legacy of some of the idiom’s most beloved masters. The Last Stop on the 4 Train is Robinson’s love letter to jazz as he seeks to re-kindle folkloric stories as told by music aficionados.
Robinson explains it the best when he stated:
“This film is a journey of celebration. A pilgrimage of sorts to pay homage to some of the great minds in jazz music who changed the face of music and its approach forever.”
Scroll down to watch the official trailer for John Robinson’s The Last Stop on the 4 Train and make sure to keep your eyes peeled here next week as we unveil the first part of the documentary.