Danny Janklow’s ‘Elevation’: Not yet in his 30s, this saxophonist has made a name for himself around L.A. as part of John Beasley’s revered MONK’estra, along with stints backing Kendrick Lamar and Aloe Blacc.Read more
When self-taught New York documentarian Jon Alpert first traveled to Cuba in the 1970s, his state-of-the-art video equipment was so heavy that he and his wife and filmmaking partner, Keiko Tsuno, pushed it through Havana in a baby carriage. Over the next 40 years of visits, the hardware grew lighter and Alpert’s connection to the island nation deepened.Read more
Screenwriter Scott Frank got an itchy trigger finger nearly two decades ago: he wanted to make a western.
“I feel like no self-respecting screenwriter can get to the end of their careers without having at least tried it,” Frank, 57, who was nominated for an Oscar for Steven Soderbergh’s 1998 film “Out of Sight,” recently explained over a late lunch in the West Village.
The result is “Godless.”Read more
Netflix has its western, "Godless," a limited series streaming to binge as of Wednesday. (I am not counting the final season of "Longmire" or the comedy "The Ranch," which are set in the present day.)
Steven Soderbergh is an executive producer, betokening prestige and meaning that his name is linked with the title in every press report.Read more
The Wall The high-stakes game show hosted by Chris Hardwick ends another season. 8 p.m. NBC
Nature A new episode, “Nature’s Miniature Miracles,” examines such creatures as baby turtles and a mini-shrew and the challenges they face trying to find their place in the animal kingdom. 8 p.m.Read more
Barbra Streisand, who is simply colossal, has a concert special, "The Music… The Mem'ries… The Magic!," premiering Wednesday on Netflix, which is endeavoring to become the home of all colossal things.
It's a title that seems a bit like the parody of a title, especially from a woman who managed to keep her first album from being called, as she proudly recounts here, "Sweet and Saucy Barbra."Read more