It’s 53 years since Jeanne Moreau ran the tips of her fingers langurously over the paintwork of those parked cars, to the accompaniment of Miles Davis. The young Louis Malle had spent just three years, mostly in a diving suit filming underwater for Jean-Jacques Cousteau, and was making his first full length film. The year was 1958, that film was was “Un Ascenseur poul l’Echafaud/ Lift to the Scaffold”
Martin Shaw – with Andy Panayi, sax and flute, Leon Greening piano, bassist Geoff Gascoyne and drummer Sebastiaan de Krom will be perfoming to the film. That’s one set of an alluring double bill next Wednesday at the 606 Club.
In the other set, Brazilian singer Jandira Silva, with a quartet led by pianist John Crawford will be performing to the Marcel Camus film Orfeu Negro. Here’s a clip from the film with a famous song and a possibly confused goat.
The event is a preliminary one in the lead-up to the Sound on Screen Festival in spring 2012. The team producing it is Michael Etherton and Andreas Boyde. Great idea