See the full list. Title: Jammin' the Blues A documentary film about the life of pianist and jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk. Features live performances by Monk and his band, and interviews with friends and family about the offbeat genius. Claude is a ruthless and efficient contract killer - until he finds his next target is a woman. A mother and daughter are in a fix because their mortgage payment is due and they can't make it--and the heartless landlord is about to foreclose on their house and throw them in the street In part because of a bad night of sleep, a soda clerk at a department store is having a bad day at work, which negatively affects his relationship with a pretty cashier, to whom he is After being fired for insubordination, homicide detective Mike Carter is hired as bodyguard by the owner of a local meat-packing plant where a meat inspector has been murdered. A look at the spirit of New Orleans. First a funeral: Allen Toussaint explains that you arrive slow and cut up afterwards.
Barney Kessel is the only white performer in the film. He was seated in the shadows to shade his skin, and for closeups, his hands were stained with berry juice. The movie was artfully directed by famed still photographer Gjon Mili and released by Warner Bros. Chris Tyle Apr 17, Like Like. Pattie Wells Feb 10, You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
Jammin’ the Blues (1944)
Jammin' the Blues is a American short film in which several prominent jazz musicians got together for a rare filmed jam session. Barney Kessel is the only white musician in the film. He was seated in the shadows to shade his skin.
In the Barney Kessel collection are 2 records with music from the film, as well as a page interview in which Kessel discusses the film, its origins, its impact, and the backstory of many of the artists involved. Kessel was proud of his role in the film — its musical style was close to his own musical roots and playing in it was a big step forward in his own career. The film itself is only 10 minutes long.