Jazz on Film http://kuvo.org en Jazz on Film: Bill Cosby, Jazz Fanatic http://kuvo.org/post/jazz-film-bill-cosby-jazz-fanatic <p>In the early 1960s, a young comic stepped up to the microphone in a Greenwich Village nightclub and instead of offering a predictable run of non-stop jokes a la Rodney Dangerfield he told stories and riffed on personal and social experiences. In another club across town jazz artists did away with traditional head-melody / chorus / head-style of playing and began improvising freely (think Coltrane's "My Favorite Things"). They also performed completely original and free-flowing compositions. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:45:36 +0000 Matthew Goldwasser 8182 at http://kuvo.org Jazz on Film: Bill Cosby, Jazz Fanatic Calle 54: A Celebration of Latin Jazz http://kuvo.org/post/calle-54-celebration-latin-jazz <p>Calle means street in Spanish, and Calle 54 is a street any jazz fan would love to live on. This film is such a celebration of the absolute best in Latin jazz that you will want to turn it up loud, invite the neighbors over, break out the liquid refreshments,and make a party out of it. The musicians certainly did.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:34:36 +0000 Matthew Goldwasser 6889 at http://kuvo.org Calle 54: A Celebration of Latin Jazz Early “Bird” Gets the Jazz http://kuvo.org/post/early-bird-gets-jazz <p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:27:01 +0000 KUVO staff 6032 at http://kuvo.org Early “Bird” Gets the Jazz Great Day in Harlem: Jean Bach's 1994 documentary http://kuvo.org/post/great-day-harlem-jean-bachs-1994-documentary <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In August of 1958, 57 of the greatest jazz musicians of all-time gathered on the steps of a Harlem brownstone for a photograph. &nbsp;The Academy Award-nominated 1994 documentary "A Great Day is Harlem" is a film about possibly the most famous photograph in jazz history. &nbsp;It is also a love note to this art form. The </span>musicians in<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the photo represented the full spectrum of jazz history from Dixieland to Big Band Swing, from Harlem Stride, to Modern Bebop. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:24:38 +0000 Matthew Goldwasser 4806 at http://kuvo.org Great Day in Harlem: Jean Bach's 1994 documentary Good Night And Good Luck - Truth, Justice and Jazz http://kuvo.org/post/good-night-and-good-luck-truth-justice-and-jazz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The film looks at Edward R. </span>Murrow<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and his confrontation with Senator Joe McCarthy, who was famous for his public claims to know who in elected office and in the public eye were communists and commie-sympathizers. &nbsp;Set in the late </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, this was a time of great concern over the rise of the Soviet Union and Communist China. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:53:56 +0000 Matthew Goldwasser 4191 at http://kuvo.org Good Night And Good Luck - Truth, Justice and Jazz