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August 25, 2010

 

Night Tide 1963

I’d Like to Listen, Please: Dennis Hopper Among The Jazz Beatniks

A young Dennis Hopper, that is, as a curious sailor who meets a most unusual lady at a jazz club in the 1961 movie NIGHT TIDE.

October 26, 2009

 

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Sweet Smell Of Success: Jazz Meets Showbiz Noir

Jazz and dialogue from Tony Curtis' classic film about the late-night underworld of showbiz life, with film-expert James Naremore and musicologist Phil Ford.

July 31, 2009

 

Jazzy Retro Cinema Trailers (A.K.A. Snipes)

Remember the jazzy little trailer that used to announce a General Cinema feature presentation?

June 29, 2009

 

Satchmo, Take Two: Louis Armstrong At The Movies

Trumpeter, vocalist and a dynamic entertainer, Louis Armstrong showcased all these aspects of his talent in 28 full-length films and several short features.

October 21, 2008

 

Edie Adams and Stan Getz

Actress Edie Adams, who passed away this past week at the age of 81, had some jazz connections.

October 9, 2008

 

The Johnny Green Songbook, Part 2

Although Johnny Green is best remembered for composing significant standards, he actually spent the bulk of his career working in the movie industry.

September 17, 2008

 

Lord Buckley As Go Man Van Gogh

Lord Buckley is known best for his hip-speak riffs on Jesus, Shakespeare, the Gettysburg Address, Edgar Allen Poe, and other high-canonical texts.

April 13, 2008

 

Jazz and Film Scoring at the Museum of Modern Art

McLean jazz filmNew York City’s Museum of Modern Art opens an exhibition next week devoted to jazz and film scoring. Check out the list of movies they’ll be showing over the next few months–impressive. WNYC aired a show Friday morning on the topic that includes interviews with composer Johnny Mandel, musician Bill Kirchner, and…

December 28, 2007

 

Paul Robeson, “Ol’ Man River,” And “Jazz Impressions of Showboat”

On December 27, 1927, the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein musical Show Boat made its Broadway debut at the Ziegfield Theater.

December 1, 2007

 

Later Ellis: Don Ellis’ Score for “The French Connection”

The French Connection scorePreviously on Night Lights: Don Ellis and The French Connection. It offers more than a taste of later, larger-ensemble Ellis, heard at the dawn of the 1970s…

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