Album: Various artists, Jazz on Film: Beat Square & Cool (Moochin' About)
Sunday 16 December 2012
There's not much of Charles Mingus's music for John Cassavetes' Shadows, but most of it is sublime, with Booker Ervin, John Handy and Shafi Hadi on saxes.
It's also great to hear Jackie McLean wailing on Shirley Clarke's The Connection, and a Norman Granz jam session for Les Tricheurs. But, like its predecessor, devoted to film noir, this labour-of-love five-disc set gives you complete versions of Hollywood fluff that's not worth listening to twice.
Simon Calder looks at communities fighting back against the poachers
Arts & Ents blogs
YouTube star Rebecca Black is back with Saturday (it's a sequel to Friday, see?)
Norman Rockwell’s 'Saying Grace' tops record week of art auction sales in US
Metallica play Antarctica: What other bizarre gigs have musicians played?
The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
Back from the dead? Family Guy's Brian Griffin 'to make a comeback' after fan petition
- 1 Turning up the voice of America
- 2 The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
- 3 The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
- 4 An obsessive’s documenting of Israeli war crimes in Lebanon can show us how the West lost respect for international law
- 5 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
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