Jazz After Dark presents a special show tonight featuring artists and works from a new book: Crime and Spy Jazz on Screen, 1950 – 1970, by local author Derrick Bang.
We’ll hear performances by Henry Mancini, Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith, Duke Ellington, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Laurie Johnson, Mundell Lowe, John Barry, Lalo Schifrin, Quincy Jones.
Featuring selections from The Pink Panther, A Streetcar Named Desire, Peter Gunn , Anatomy of a Murder, Satan in High Heels, Goldfinger, The Cincinnati Kid, Bullitt, and more.
For some, it will be a trip down memory lane; for younger listeners it’s a glimpse into the role of jazz in contemporary culture of the mid-20th century.
For more information about the book, just visit https://www.screenactionjazz.com/
Check out Bill Buchanan’s July 6 interview with Derrick Bang on Davisville on KDRT: