Jazz on Film

Jazz on Film
12:57 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

The Jazz Baroness - 2008 documentary by Hannah Rothschild

This film tells the story of the life of Pannonica Rothschild de Koneigswarter, an actual Baroness and heir of the Rothschild family fortune, her love of Thelonious Monk, and her unceasing support of jazz as an essential art form.

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Jazz on Film
1:58 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Johnny Mandel: pre-eminent jazz composer for film

Johnny Mandel is one of the rarest of musicians who could write and arrange for almost any setting or purpose; 35 film scores, TV (movies and show themes), Broadway, big band, combo, vocalist. His credits include Woody Herman, Count Basie, Sinatra, Mae West, Michael Jackson, Shirley Horn and Diane Krall.   (We like the online biography at www.ascap.com, on the occasion of Mandel winning the 1997 ASCAP Mancini Award.)

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Miles Electric
3:54 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Miles Electric: different kind of blue

In the 1960s, Miles Davis was probably the hippest cat on the planet. He personified cool elegance. Stylish in his Brooks Brothers suits, cruising Manhattan in his yellow Ferrari, one beautiful black woman or another on his arm. His theme song embodied a confident indifference to the straight world that so many jazz artists and fans admired and tried to emulate---So What! From Bebop to Hard Bop, to Cool, to Modal, from ages 19 to 40, he was instrumental in inventing all these new musical vocabularies.

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Arts and Culture
2:44 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Why Dexter Gordon's "Round Midnight" is 1st among jazz films

KUVO's morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis" has launched a new feature, "Jazz on Film." KUVO music volunteer and educational consultant Matthew Goldwasser, Ph.D. chose French director Bertrand Tavernier's 1986 film "'Round Midnight" as first in the canon.

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