THE LONG-AWAITED DVD IS ON SALE NOW! Nearly three hours of cutting-edge jazz and experimental music, recorded live in Detroit. Here’s how to order.

(DETROIT) – “Over the Pavement,” promoter Joel Peterson’s 2015 festival of improvisational and experimental music featuring internationally acclaimed performers as well as regional talent, is now available for home viewing. All three evenings of the February 2015 event were recorded by documentary filmmaker Tom Weber with multiple cameras and high-quality sound. After months of editing, he’s boiled down 18 hours of music into a DVD compilation with a running time of nearly three hours.

Among the stellar musicians included on the DVD are Philadelphia-based saxophonists Marshall Allen and Danny Ray Thompson of the late Sun Ra’s Arkestra; Detroit jazz legend Jaribu Shahid; pedal steel virtuoso Susan Alcorn of Baltimore, MD; violinist/violist LaDonna Smith, a pioneering improviser from Birmingham, AL; avant-garde pianist Thollem McDonas of Santa Fe, NM; and the brilliant saxophone quartet Battle Trance, a multi-city ensemble led by Travis LaPlante.

Also featured are modal jazz duo Hasan Abdur-Razzaq and Ryan Jewell of Columbus, OH; Stirrup, a Chicago-based quartet led by cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm; and from the Detroit area, master oudist Victor Ghannam and his ensemble, Skeeter Shelton and Spectrum 2 with Djalla Djakate, James Cornish and his band, Clem Fortuna and Jennie Knaggs, Molly Jones and Friends, Kenn Thomas, and Thanks USA.

“It’s all creative music that isn’t seeking a place in the market, the commodified music world,” Peterson says. “It’s all people who are doing it because they’re dedicated to the art form, in whatever way they perceive that.”

DVDs are available at Trinosophes, 1464 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, and at other retail outlets to be announced. They can be purchased online for only $7 plus shipping at the Tom Weber Films website. A portion of the proceeds will support future programming at Trinosophes.

Weber’s previous work includes the feature-length documentary Troubadour Blues, which explores the lives of hard-traveling singer-songwriters like Peter Case, Mary Gauthier and Chris Smither; The Trouble With Poets, an hour-long broadcast film about a community of poets in an economically challenged Rust Belt city; and many concert videos in rock, folk, jazz and classical genres. A new film, Don’t Give Up Your Day Job, looks at the many ways musicians struggle to make a living from their craft.

“Our perceptions of music are so colored by media accounts about celebrity musicians,” says Weber. “We are taught to associate fame and wealth with quality of musical expression. As a filmmaker, I’m attracted to musicians who create phenomenal work with absolutely no commercial market in mind. The Over the Pavement film is a great introduction to their world.”