Indie filmmaker Len Rosen elucidates ‘Gravity 180’ smooth jazz documentary

Determined Canadian director Len Rosen documents his passion for Gravity 180, a Los Angeles-based trio deftly combining smooth jazz, melodic pop, and classic soul incidentally produced by guitar slinger Nils and Eddie Brown of ’60s gospel folk duo Joe and Eddie. The “Gravity 180” indie documentary also boasts a cameo from NCIS star Pauley Perrette. Seen above is the vibrant African-inspired album cover for “Gravity 180’s” self-titled debut, unleashed on June 10, 2009. Consisting of vocalist-keyboardist Clydene Jackson, founding KC & the Sunshine Band member Oliver C. Brown, and acoustic guitarist-singer Harold Payne, the group issued two earlier albums under the abbreviated band name “Gravity” in 1989 and 1997, respectively. Image Credit: Affinity Records

When Canadian director Len Rosen was searching for his next project, he probably had no idea a childhood infatuation with ’60s gospel folk duo Joe and Eddie held the key. Although Joe Gilbert tragically passed away in a car accident in 1966, musical partner Eddie Brown is alive and very active as a songwriter and record producer in Los Angeles.