Thursday, March 25, 2010

Al Caiola (1955)

Recorded in Rudy Van Gelder's parent's living room

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Basic Black (1967)

My good friend Audrey Moorehead hipped me to the fact that this short film is finally making the rounds on the 'Tube. Shot by famed photographer, William Claxton, it is utterly groundbreaking in so many ways. And although it leans more towards the "Swinging 60s" than my tastes usually run, there is an undeniable joy in the imagery that is infectious. Read here for a little more background from Clax himself on the piece.

Friday, March 5, 2010

More from The Count & His Sextet (1950)

Plus a little something extra for ya!