Why? WHY NOT?
Why? WHY NOT?
John Hurt goes avant garde, from 'THE SHOUT'.
WARNING: THIS MUSIC MAY TAKE OVER YOUR MIND AND MAKE YOU DO STUFF.
Finally, here's a little film I made about a dream I had in 1978.
It's from a film called 'Mondo Freudo'. The original music was a bit 'meh', so I replaced it.
Two more clips added - this time from the small screen:
26. Mission: Impossible (mid 1960s) - a groovy psychedelic club scene featuring the mad jazz talents of Don Ellis. The go-go dancers make a reasonable attempt at dancing to it
27. The Champions (mid 1960s) - voodoo cabaret anyone? Alexandra Bastedo takes in the afro-drums and voodoo magic in this sequence...
Not sure where to put this - but here is probably as good a place as any.
A montage of moods I put together for a forthcoming 7" release.
28. Microdots & Moonbeams
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Great stuff, SS. Loving the 'Sebastian' clips, 'tis a favourite of mine, and the track is super.
Thanks for your comments chaps - in the shops "soon" is all I can say at present.
Three more bits and pieces:
29. Not Only..But Also (early 1960s) - Dudley Moore takes his piano to the cleaners in this great opening sequence. The fact that the BBC didn't keep all these shows is a terrible shame...
30. McCoy Tyner's "my favorite things" piano solo - This majestic piano solo from Tyner is a thing of beauty - back in 1987 I was so obsessed with it that I made this video. Apologies for the sound/image quality in places but the original betamax tape has taken a bit of a hammering over the years.
31. Expression, emotion, passion - My home made dub version of "sucker mcs" by Run-DMC made in 1984 with accompanying scratch video put together in 1985 - I think this highlights my fixation with "The Prisoner" at that time fairly well...
I've rather neglected this chart for a while, so to make amends here are a few more clips:
32. The Jazz Room - WAG Club - Paul Murphy
It was 30 years ago and there I was at the WAG club (as usual) for DJ Paul Murphy's Monday night Jazz Room session when in walked a BBC camera crew toting their 16mm film cameras and assorted lights - this segment from the "Whistle Test" was the result...
A couple of sequences from the Italian film "Una Bella Grinta" featuring a great jazz score from Piero Umiliani - first clip is "treno di notte"
33. Una Bella Grinta (1965) - Piero Umiliani
Another long gap since the last update, so here are two of my favourite documentary films on latin jazz, the first on Machito features incredible footage of the dancers at the legendary Palladium ballroom as well as Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez and other giants of the scene.
The second film has some fabulous raw live footage including Charlie Palmieri attacking his keyboard with gusto and my favourite bit comes towards the 11 minute mark when we see the awesome Ray Barretto playing at a wedding, good to know that even my musical heroes do the occasional wedding gig ...
34. Machito - A Latin Jazz Legacy
35.The Latin Music of New York and Puerto Rico
Liked that Machito clip - towards the end of the Machito docu there is a great excerpt from a Japanese TV programme from the 60s showing Machito doing a storming version of "cuban fantasy" - very similar to the version on this Lp:
Oh and here's that Benny More tune in full:
36. Mongo Santamaria and Ann-Margret
More latin goodness - this time from the film "Made in Paris" from 1966 - featuring Mongo's great combo - giving Ann-Margret the chance to tear up the dancefloor...