Thursday, August 10, 2006

Jammin' the Blues

Back from a long weekend vacation! I'll try for actual content later this weekend, for now I might just put up a couple of YouTube video finds & some web images.

A transfer of Gjon Mili's great 1944 film Jammin' the Blues. It's like The Night of the Hunter but less famous--i.e., just about everyone who knows it seems to love it. Lester Young, et al. If you haven't seen it before you are in for a treat. Enjoy.

1 comment:

girish said...

Thanks for posting this, Zach; such a delight.
I love the contrast between the lyrical and reflective opening with Lester and the raucous polyphonic burst of an ending with Illinois Jacquet (interestingly, a style of "noisy" playing Lester himself often professed to dislike...)