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  1. Nobody Saves Jazz in the...

    Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM
    Flock of Four is a warm if ultimately slight portrait of a group of jazz aficionado friends on a single late-Fifties California night. Gregory Caruso’s film started life as a short, and you can tell. The expanded Flock of Four still has about a short’s worth of characterization: The four young men at its center are more or less interchangeable white guys, without many distinguishing qualities outside of their love of jazz. Caruso does push into racial dynamics, as the protagonists go to a jazz club and are put on the spot by a black musician, and a climactic scene between Joey (Braeden Lemasters), the de facto leader of the friends, and Pope Dixon (Reg E. Cathey), the musical hero he’s been trying to see all night, creates some compelling tension. Cathey, who passed away earlier this year, brings a gravelly voiced, mysterious gravitas to the role.

    He’s more interesting to watch than his young admirer, and the filmmakers seems to know it. Ava Moore (Coco Jones), a young jazz singer who Joey and his friends meet at the first club they attend, is the one woman onscreen who has a trace of an inner life — she sings passionately and has far more to say than the other female characters. Jazz clubs, with their mood lighting and expressive sounds, are inherently cinematic settings, and Flock of Four presents its world in dark tones suffused with a soft glow. It’s atmospheric, and all the music is lovely, but unfortunately nostalgia can only do so much of the heavy lifting.

    Flock of Four
    Directed by Gregory Caruso
    Abramorama
    Opens April 13, AMC Empire 25
  2. 'Flock of Four': Film Review

    Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM

    From HollywoodReporter.com - By John DeFore

    Gregory Caruso's feature debut follows four kids through 1959 South Central as they try to meet a jazz legend.


    Read more for the full review.
  3. This New Music Video From Coco...

    Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    From GoldCrownMag.com - by Ella Audry Rae

    One of my favorite babes to interview last year was the amazing, Coco Jones. With her one of kind soulful voice, she always releases music with passion and energy just like her latest release Let Me Check It. Let Me Check is not just the most recent music video CJ has released but also her most recent EP that comes with 4 heavy hitting tracks all filled with different energy that flows perfectly together until you reach the end of the EP and then makes you want to start from the beginning again. The music video does not fall short of perfect from the message of the song with included choreography, acting, and a cute product placement from Fanta, she didn’t miss a step.

    Check out the video below:

     

  4. New Interview with Starry Magazine

    Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    Coco talkes musical influences, connecting with fans and what's next with Starry Magazine!

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