5 for Friday: 5 Classic Versions of “April in Paris”

It's still April, so I'm taking a look at some of the standout versions of Vernon Duke's "April in Paris" (AIP hereon), a standard that has always put a (groan) spring in my step this time of year. In chronological order... 1. Charlie Parker from Charlie Parker with Strings, Mercury MC-C-101, 1950 To paraphrase Jon Lovitz … Continue reading 5 for Friday: 5 Classic Versions of “April in Paris”

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