In this hour, we’ll take a look at the century-long relationship between jazz and film. We’ll talk with historian Krin Gabbard about how the movies have shaped our understanding of jazz, and how jazz’s association with the seedier side of life helped define the genre of film noir. And we’ll take a look at how jazz helped inspire the birth of the music video way back in the 1940s, and chat with best-selling author Michael Connelly about why he’s now making a movie about jazz saxophonist and comeback kid Frank Morgan. (59:00)
Photo: Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier star as two jazz ex-pats in the 1961 movie Paris Blues.
You can’t listen to a painting or see a song. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t really interesting places where the worlds of jazz and art overlap. In this hour, we’ll kick off a new series on jazz’s connection to the arts with a look at the criss-crossing paths of jazz and the visual arts. Read more »
What do Langston Hughes, the 50’s Beat writers, and jazz critics all have in common? They all like to write about jazz. This week we’ll take a look at that and more as we continue our ongoing series on jazz and the arts, with an hour-long look at the shared frontiers of jazz and literature. Read more »