The Friday 8/12/2022

Chet Baker

My piece for the Scarecrow blog this week, and etc.

Predators. “Maybe I was just in the mood for a simple, straightforward action flick, because this nonsense went down perfectly easily for me.”

I’ve got a new episode of “The Music and the Movies” this week, all about “Jazzmen Acting.” (Jazz women will get their shot in a future episode.) We consider the phenomenon of jazz musicians who play roles in movies, as opposed to just showing up as themselves for a concert appearance. So: Ellington at the piano with James Stewart in Anatomy of a Murder, Armstrong showing up as “Wild Man Moore” and trading solos with Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier in Paris Blues, and Miles Davis in Dingo. You don’t remember Dingo? All is explained in this show, which can be found at the Voice of Vashon “M&M” page (and if its time there has expired because you’re reading this in future times, listen to something else).