The month of Jazz at the British Film Institute kicks off tomorrow Wednesday 3rd. There is loads of good stuff, particularly on the weekend 12th-14th.
Here’s the Press Release bit about tomorrow with the full info. I’ll be back with more goodies. 12th and 24th look just great.
An Evening with Ronnie
Ronnie Scott (BBC 1968. Dir Geoffrey Haydon. 39min) Scott plays with Kenny Wheeler and the Stan Tracey Trio. He also takes a critical look at himself, jazz in general, and some of his club’s guest stars.
Now & Then: Bernard Braden Interviews Ronnie Scott (BBC 1968. 20min. Newly restored by the BFI National Archive) Braden discusses with Scott the problems of finding an audience for jazz in Britain, the tendency to always assume that US jazz musicians are better and the loss of British jazz talent to the pop scene.
Jazz 625: The Tubby Hayes Big Band (BBC 1965. Prod Terry Henebery. 35min) Hayes will forever be synonymous with Ronnie’s as the first headliner at the newly opened club.
Wed 3 June 20:20 NFT1 Hosted by Paul Gambaccini