5 for Friday: 5 Soundtracks to Famous Movies by Jazz Musicians

Busy this week, so here's a quick one. As the title says, here are some soundtracks by jazzers. 1. Miles Davis, Ascenseur pour l'échafaud  (1958) During a trip to France in 1957, Miles found the time to recruit some local talent and record the cues for Louis Malle's seminal French New Wave film. Released as Lift to the … Continue reading 5 for Friday: 5 Soundtracks to Famous Movies by Jazz Musicians

New Blue Note Film Coming Up: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

I wasn't planning another post for this weekend, but then I found out about this new film, and I am sending this out as an "emergency post": Just after I finished the post on great jazz movies, I learned about this, and it looks like it might be another for the list: Blue Note Records: Beyond … Continue reading New Blue Note Film Coming Up: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

8 Great Jazz Movies

These are 8 of my favorite jazz-related movies. As I write below, maybe they're not all "Great®", but they're all worth seeing. What am I missing here? Tell me your favorites in the comments. 1. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959) Arguably the greatest concert film ever made. Inarguably (!) the greatest jazz concert film ever … Continue reading 8 Great Jazz Movies