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.
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...)
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