French culture in the postwar years was strongly influenced by both jazz and the growing American genre of film noir.
Jazzing Broadway songs, scoring movies, conducting classical music: Andre Previn could do it all before he’d even turned 30.
A career-spanning musical tribute from WFIU’s afternoon jazz program “Just You And Me.”
Links from past to present: signs of the Nina Simone revival.
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.
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.
Remember the jazzy little trailer that used to announce a General Cinema feature presentation?
Trumpeter, vocalist and a dynamic entertainer, Louis Armstrong showcased all these aspects of his talent in 28 full-length films and several short features.
Actress Edie Adams, who passed away this past week at the age of 81, had some jazz connections.
Although Johnny Green is best remembered for composing significant standards, he actually spent the bulk of his career working in the movie industry.