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Documentary: Ronnie Scott and His Club

Documentary: Ronnie Scott and His Club

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers


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Barney Wilen and Kenny Dorham

Barney Wilen and Kenny Dorham

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Jazz and French movies were a natural fit in 1950s. The most famous soundtrack is Miles Davis's Ascenseur Pour L'echafaud (Elevator to the Gallows), recorded in Paris in December 1957 with Davis (tp), Barney Wilen (ts), Rene Urtreger (p), Pierre Michelot (b) and Kenny Clarke (d). Almost as well known is Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Dangerous Affairs 1960), recorded in New York in July 1959 with Charlie Rouse and Barney Wilen (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Sam Jones (b) and Art ...

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Documentary: Post 398

Documentary: Post 398

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

I predict we'll soon be using the letters BP to broadly indicate a period in time that has past. During that period, the world stood a little closer, hugged a little more and did things like shake hands and share sodas. In 2019 BP (before the pandemic), there was a little place in Harlem where you could go to hear jazz with no cover or minimum. You just paid for drinks and food while you dug the regulars. The space ...

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Mini-Jazz Documentary 'In The Zone: Rick Kilburn,' A Hollywood Finalist

Mini-Jazz Documentary 'In The Zone: Rick Kilburn,' A Hollywood Finalist

Source: All About Jazz Publicity

“When I was 12 my father introduced me to Scott LaFaro and when my Dad asked me, ‘what do you want to do?’ I pointed at Scott and said, ’that,’” says jazz bassist/producer Rick Kilburn. “The pursuit of music is basically the pursuit of oneself...a very spiritual undertaking,” reflects the bassist. “I strive to occupy my physical body with my spirit body at a minimum ratio of 51% spirit, to 50% physical body. That’s a good starting point to strive ...

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Resurrection! Legendary Percussionist Airto Moreira & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Resurrection! Legendary Percussionist Airto Moreira & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Source: Glass Onyon PR - William James

Two powerful forces in the world of jazz come together in Resurrection! Airto Moreira and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Airto Moreira is a world-renowned jazz drummer and percussionist from Brazil, who exhibited great talent at a young age. In his twenties he traveled to the U.S.A. in pursuit of Flora Purim, the woman with whom he had fallen in love, who had left Brazil to sing Bossa Nova with saxophonist Stan Getz. Over the years, Airto became a major ...

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Norwegian Charlie Parker Documentary

Norwegian Charlie Parker Documentary

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers


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Documentary: Bird in K.C.

Documentary: Bird in K.C.

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Charlie Parker was born in Kansas City, Kan., in 1920. When he was 7, his family moved to Kansas City, Mo. In fifth grade, Parker began playing the saxophone in school after the city put in force a music-education program. As he progressed, his mother bought him an alto saxophone in a pawn shop for $40. At the time, vice thrived in Kansas City. Despite Prohibition, the city's mayor and bosses allowed virtually everything that was illegal elsewhere to be ...

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Young Girls of Rochefort, 1967

Young Girls of Rochefort, 1967

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

What better way to start the new year than watching a pristine print of The Young Girls of Rochefort? Directed by Jacques Demy, the music was composed by Michel Legrand to Demy's lyrics, and the choreography was by Norman Maen. It was a followup to Demy and Legrand's Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964). The film-musical takes place in Rochefort, an actual town along the west coast of France. During the summer of '66, a caravan of trucks arrives in the town ...


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