Review: ‘I Am the Blues’ Visits the Music’s Home Turf

Daniel Cross’s film spends time with Delta bluesmen, many in their 80s, still living and playing in the small towns of Louisiana and Mississippi.

Review: ‘Mali Blues,’ Making Music in the Face of Jihadists

This documentary takes up where the fictional ‘Timbuktu’ left off, focusing on the urgency of four major Malian musicians.

Review: ‘Buena Vista Social Club: Adios,’ Analytical but Still Loving

This vital, informative companion piece to Wim Wenders’s 1999 documentary chronicles the late-life careers, and deaths, of the “Buena Vista” stars.

Grateful Dead Documentary: A Four-Hour Jam on Jerry Garcia’s World

Amir Bar-Lev’s “Long Strange Trip” strives to evoke the band’s spirit while making a fresh argument about its place in American culture.

Review: ‘SHOT!,’ About the Man Who Captured Rock’s Famous Faces

Mick Rock, the British photographer with the cool name and starry portfolio (Blondie, Lou Reed, David Bowie) is the subject of a new documentary.

Tony Conrad Was Such a Good Minimalist, He Was Almost Forgotten

A new documentary explores the life and work of this musician and artist, who died last year. He wanted to dissolve musical hierarchies.

Review: ‘Eagles of Death Metal’ Revisits the Paris Terror Attack

Colin Hanks’s documentary follows the band that was playing at the Bataclan in Paris when terrorists struck in 2015.

Eddie Kamae, an Innovator and a Historian on Four Strings, Dies at 89

Mr. Kamae was one of the most influential Hawaiian musicians of the second half of the 20th century, at once an innovator and a diligent steward of folkloric customs.