カテゴリー別アーカイブ: film

The legend manager,Martha Glaser and Helen Keane(4)

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Photo by Erroll Garner Exhibit @ Pitt

Martha Glaser was also a pioneer in the concept of musical artists owning the copyrights.

So she maintained her tireless effort to keep Erroll’s  right.

In 1970 Clint Eastwood produced “Play Misty for Me”.

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The title of film was derived from the Garner’s “Misty.”

“Misty” plays a key role in the plot of the movie.

She argued for all rights that are associated with “Misty”.

Ms.Glaser and Erroll Garner were involved in a long struggle with Clint Eastwood.

“Misty” plays a key role in the plot of the movie.

Consequently Clint Eastwood and Universal paid $25,000 to use the song in the film.

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Photo by Erroll Garner Exhibit @ Pitt

 This is “PLAY MISTY FOR ME”.

Martha Glaser passed away December 3, 2014.

Again please refer to “Erroll Garner Exhibit @ Pitt” about her accomplishment .

This is Erroll Garner plays ”Misty”.

Claude Lelouch and Francis Lai(5)

This week, I found many amazing photos and clips about legendary director Claude Lelouch.

At last I will introduce a few works of Francis Lai that were not produced with Claude Lelouch.

The following is my favorite tune.

This is “Du Soleil Plein Les Yeux”(さらば夏の日)

This is old trailer in Japan “La Lecon Particuliere”(個人教授)

Nathalie Delon (ナタリー・ドロン),Renaud Verley (ルノー・ベルレー)

The insert song by “Nicole Croisille” (ニコル・クロワジーユ)

This is Love Story Theme from soundtrack(ある愛の詩)

This is HD Remastered Trailer of “La Valse Du Marriage”(雨の訪問者のワルツ)

Claude Lelouch and Francis Lai(4)

 

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I will post my most favorite movie thema song.

“13 Jours en France” was the best music in past documentary film.

This film was a big hit only in Japan.

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I guess the following winter Olympic venue was at Sapporo in Japan.

In addition leading role of this tournament was two people,Peggy Fleming and skier Jean-Claude Killy.

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Photo of Peggy Gail Fleming

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Photo of Jean-Claude Killy

Most impressive scener was alpine ski race.

A cameraman was skiing with a high speed (he did not a ski pole) behind players.

Pierre Ballou and Nicole click Loisir were singing the insert song.

It seems Claude’s work was influenced by Kon Ichikawa supervision work “Tokyo Olympiad.

This is “13 Jours en France”(白い恋人たち).

 

 

Claude Lelouch and Francis Lai(3)

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Photo by Official website

I will again post a summary of this concert.

This concert is selected 17 movies from some famous works of Claude Lelouch and Francis Lai.

Each of highlight scene of 17 works has been re-edited by omnibus form.

Their work was reborn in a new film work.

New film will be screened at a giant screen with live orchestral performance by about 60 people.

Please refer to the Films list.Go here

“A Man and a Woman” has been digitally remastered at 50 Anniversary.

Here is a trailer of new “A Man and a Woman”.

Claude Lelouch and Francis Lai(2)

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Photo above of Francis Lai by Official site of the concert

At Invalides Square in Paris September 2014 a terrific event had held as a national major cultural event.

Claude Lelouch director movie had been revived as new cinema-concert by beautiful score of Francis Lai composer.

The French New Wave film “A Man and a Woman” came out in the summer of 1966.

The film won several awards, including the Palme d’Or at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival.

Then the film was selected for screening as part of the Cannes Classics section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

In 1965 he was hired to help write the score for the film A Man and a Woman.

The film’s theme song was created with music by Francis Lai and lyrics by Pierre Barouh

The score was a great hit with the piece ‘chabadabada’ by Nicole Croisille and Pierre Barouh

Recently I read an interesting article by Marc Myers.Go here

Here is A Man and a Woman (Original Soundtrack LP 1967)

 

Claude Lelouch and Francis Lai(1)

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Photo above of Claude Lelouch by Official site of the concert

 

September 20, I will go to a concert performed by the Osaka Festival Hall.

“Claude Lelouch en Musique!”

When I was a junior high school students, France cinema work had been a big hit in Japan.

The French film “A Man and a Woman” was directed by Claude Lelouch in October 1966.

This year is the 50th anniversary.

This concert will be held as a special commemoration in Japan.

Each movie were re-edited from some famous scene.

As a result it will be screened as a new cinema work.

Their scenes will be resurrected by live music of orchestra.

The main movie is the following,and they have described Japanese title.

男と女 (1966)                        Un homme et une femme
パリのめぐり逢い(1967)     Vivre pour Vivre
白い恋人たち(1968)             13 Jours en France
あの愛をふたたび(1969)     Un homme qui me plaît
愛と哀しみのボレロ(1981)  Les Uns et les Autres

and 17 other works.

 

 

 

 

The German MPS label(3)

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The MPS label was operating in the small town Schwarzwald of Germany.

Many famous international jazz musicians had released on MPS.

Albert Mangelsdorff, Joachim Kühn, Wolfgang Dauner, Baden Powell, Duke Ellington, Jean Luc Ponty, Monty Alexander and others.

Then the label MPS was bought out by Polygram in 1983.

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In 2006 Elke Baur’s directed new documentary film about the story of MPS label.

The film title is ‘MPS Jazzin’ the Black Forest.

There are many Interviews with musicians and former colleagues and rare live documents.

The founder Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer died tragically in a car crash two years ago.

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Photo of Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer

 

 

George Avakian(1)

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“Miles Ahead” Opened in last month (June 16th) in Australia, Denmark, and Poland!

In Japan ,this film will be released in December.

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‘Miles Ahead’ by Miles Davis was released in 1957 by Columbia Records.

The record producer was George Avakian.

This week I want to post about George Avakian.

He was born in Armavir, Russia,March 15, 1919 (age 97).

He has produced legend recordings by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Erroll Garner, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond, among others.

He introduced the LP record format created by Columbia engineers and produced the industry’s first long-playing discs .

He also produced the first live LP—Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall concert.
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He produced the first jazz album in 1940 (for Decca).

 

Fortunately I have his first record as jazz producer.

Please refer to his interview. Go here

Eric Dolphy(3)

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In 1958 Chico Hamilton needed a replacement for reedman Paul Horn.

Fortunately Buddy Collette recommended Eric to Chico.

Eric’s first recording with the Chico’s quintet came in April 1958.

They recorded two numbers for Pacific jazz records.

‘In a Sentimental Mood’ and ‘I’m Beginning to See the Light’.

But two numbers were not to be issued until years later.

The Chico Hamilton Quintet was filmed at the Newport Jazz Festival for the documentary ‘Jazz on a Summer’s Day’.

Eric was playing flute on a performance of ‘Blue Sands’.

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Then The album ‘Gongs East’ was the best recording by the Chico Hamilton Quintet.

Eric began to play his only developing style from this period.

 

(2)Med Flory

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After moving to Los Angeles Med Flory began to work in the TV and movie studios in Hollywood.

He also continued to work as freelance player in small groups.

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In 1960, he started a new career as an actor. Then he worked on TV and Western movie for 30 years .

He appeared ‘Wagon Train’ ‘The Rifleman’ ‘Route 66”Lassie’ and others.

In 1972 he and Buddy Clark organized sax ensemble group.

They had two alto saxes, two tenors and a baritone accompanied by piano, bass and drums.

The band transcribed and harmonized solos from the recordings of Charlie Parker.

In 1974 Supersax won Grammy Award for best jazz performance.

About his detailed career,please refer to his obituary.

Finally, I want to introduce their superb performance.