Let's ring out August with some Oscar Peterson. He was one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
I had planned to quietly have every song of the week for August be jazz, but then Chris Cornell released a single for his new album Higher Truth. The first single, "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart", is pretty good and if the rest of the album is around this quality, it'll be a lot better than 2009's terrible Scream.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
Monday, August 3, 2015
Here's a nice, relaxing jazz piece with a tight groove that's perfect for a lazy summer day. Recorded by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, "Grazing in the Grass" hit number 1 on the Billboard chart in 1968.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
First the negative. The voiceover move into and outro don't work. The psychoanalysis of Welles in the epilogue is forced and feels cheap. There is some repetitive storytelling regarding people getting fired over and over and in the hammering home of Welles's character flaws.
On the positive side, Karp does yeoman's work unraveling the complicated details of who stood how much of the picture to whom and when. He provides a fascinating glimpse into what it was like to work with Welles and how much of a genius Welles was at editing and assembling movies.
It's well worth the read for any fan of Welles and of the movies. I hope the current effort to fund the movie's completion succeeds and we finally get to see this movie I've been waiting to see for as long as I can remember