New Releases 1/26/16

New this week at Bedrock:

Downton Abbey Season 6 – the sixth and final season of the popular British tv series

The Look of Silence – a documentary about the 1965 Indonesian genocide directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

Black Work – a British crime thriller that dives into the murky depths of undercover policework and tells the story if a woman willing to risk everything to protect her family

New Releases 12/08/15

New this week at Bedrock!

 

A Hard Day – a South Korean crime thriller about a mysterious stalker

Ant-Man – the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe features Paul Rudd as a tiny superhero!

Better Call Saul – Season One – The origin story follows the humble and comedic begins of Jimmy McGill before he become Saul Goodman in the hit series Breaking Bad

Minions – The popular Minions from Despicable Me are finally given their own movie, hooray!!!

Monkey Kingdom – Disney Nature documentary about a family of monkeys living in South Asia

 

 

 

New Releases 12/01/15

Amy – documentary about the troubled singer Amy Winehouse’s recording career and personal life leading up the her death in 2011 from alcohol poisoning

Inside Out – Disney/Pixar film exploring the role of feelings and emotions inside a young person’s mind

Goodnight Mommy – a mystery thriller about a two boys who begin to question their mother’s identity after she undergoes surgery

Jerusalem – a documentary about Jerusalem narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman

Here at Bedrock we are celebrating the life and works of the recently deceased free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman. We erected a modest CD shrine in honor of this towering figure. We are selling The Shape of Jazz to Come, Free Jazz, and The Complete Science Fiction Sessions. So far we have had a surprising amount of success with our tribute bin, especially considering how refined one’s taste must be in order to fully appreciate Ornette Coleman. This speaks very highly of our customers and we really appreciate your exceptional sense of culture. The only quirk in our tribute seems to be that customers seem perplexed that the album Free Jazz isn’t free. Free Jazz frees your mind, not your wallet. This confusion has probably contributed to the situation of Free Jazz being the only CD of his we haven’t sold. Pity.

While Bedrock is only celebrated Coleman’s life through three CDs at the moment, Coleman has a long and rich discography, which deserves the special attention of any adventurous music fan. Coleman was at the forefront of the Free Jazz movement. In his early efforts with the new genre, such as with The Shape of Jazz to Come, Coleman made a radically different ensemble, forgoing the piano to eliminate any definitive quality of chord changes, giving the soloist greater harmonic freedom. Free Jazz sees the introduction of the Double Quartet, ushering in a powerful cacophony of horns, drums, and bass. The Science Fiction Sessions features the song “What Reason Could I Give” with vocalist Asha Puthli that haunts the listener with its beauty. This is just a small sample, however, of many innovative albums. We encourage our customers to place special orders for any and all Ornette Coleman CDs. One particularly strong CD is Body Meta, an electric guitar album made in the late 70s.

In 2007 Ornette Coleman received the Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement, which speaks to the depths of his work. In 2015, Coleman died of a heart attack. While Coleman has passed on he will live forever here at Bedrock and in the hearts and minds of cultured music consumers like you. – Benjamin Westfall

Tribute to the Grateful Dead

If you appreciate the Grateful Dead like I do, come get some of their music at Bedrock! To celebrate the Grateful Dead’s Fair Thee Well Tour (final shows) I have put together a collection of CD’s at the front desk for you to enjoy and take home with you! Albums include:

– Grateful Dead’s first album ‘Grateful Dead’

– Blues for Allah

– American Beauty

– Europe ’72

– The Very Best of Grateful Dead

Also, Stanley Mouse, notable for his album and poster art for the Grateful Dead, is having a retrospective art showing from July 7th – August 8th

Stanley Mouse                                                                                                                                  San Francisco Art Exchange                                                                                                             458 Geary Street

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– Jake Raymond Musselman