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Jonathan Demme's New Music Doc, DeLeon In The Studio

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme's latest film focuses on the life of Enzo Avitabile. Filmmaker Jonathan Demme's latest film focuses on the life of musician Enzo Avitabile.

Tonight on Soundcheck: Filmmaker Jonathan Demme is perhaps best known for Silence Of The Lambs and Rachel Getting Married, as well as the classic Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense. But he's back with a new music documentary about relatively unknown Italian saxophonist Enzo Avitabile.

Then Deleon performs live in the studio.

 

Guests:

DeLeon and Jonathan Demme

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