(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
DATE REVIEWED: 02/06/2017
TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 1 minute
DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 12.3 miles
TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6216 miles
SYNOPSIS: (from LDDB)
- Blee Blop Blus
- Shiny Stockings
- I Need to be Bee'd with
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- A Little Tempo, Please
- Ol'man River
- Blues Alley
- A Night in Tunisia
- The Kid from Red Bank
- Stormy Monday Blues
- Magic Flea
- Jumpin' at the Woodside
CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Two short concert films set in the French Antibes during Jazz Festivals in 1961 and 1968
PROS AND CONS: Astounding performances. This is why some of us collect odd media. You can’t find this stuff on cable or Netflix. This is musical performance gold.
To be sure, this is a Japanese pressing of French television footage shot in the 1960s. It appears to be early kine scope black and white footage that has been edited down from numerous cameras that were recording the concerts.
The performances here are electric and the simple fact that they were recorded live makes me lament the demise of the big band jazz era. I would pay a lot of money to attend this type of concert.
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This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.
Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film.
This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle. A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.