Rubin Edwards on Bass

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Todd Lear

Year released: 
11 minutes

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Rubin Edwards, an accomplished bass player, is also a skilled barber. In this idiosyncratic portrait of the talented hyphenate, Edwards muses about his two lives and the choices he's made in a lyrical conversation with videomaker Todd Lear while getting a hair cut.

Filmmaker's Name: 
Todd Lear & Rubin Edwards
Filmmaker's Bio: 

Todd Lear is a video artist who works and lives in the Philadelphia area.

Rubin Edwards is a Philadelphia producer, songwrite, musician and charter bassist with a jazz-fusion band called Catch 22. He continues to cut hair in Philadelphia and play bass guitar at music events throughout the region, including popular recent stints at the annual Cape May Jazz Festival. He produced contemporary jazz artist Lynn Riley's self-titled album in 2006.

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

August 15, 1999 - Street Movies screening at Malcolm X Park (Philadelphia, PA)