Few cities rival New Orleans’ nightlife thanks to its thrilling music scene. From authentic dixieland to big brass and every other jazz style in between, live music options are endless in the city that gave birth to the coolest genre in music. Hear about the origins and culture of jazz before making your way to the 19th century neighborhood that boasts the best music and bars in town. We’ll visit a few of our favorite local clubs, enjoy a beer and discover the talents of some of the city’s best local musicians. There’s nothing quite like a night out in ‘The Big Easy.’
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BIRTH OF THE BLUES:As a child, Jeff Lambert (Bing Crosby) hangs out in New Orleans' Basin Street, playing hot swing on his clarinet instead of the classics his father prefers. He's Inspired by an African-American group there and some years later, at the turn of the century, sets out to form a jazz band of his own. With cornetist Memphis (Brian Donlevy), singer Betty Lou Cobb (Mary Martin) and trombonist Jack Teagarden (Of the Original Dixieland Jazz Group, after which the story is patterned), he's on his way.A veritable history of jazz follows. From jump and jive to sweet romanticism, half a century of popular hits is given spectacular treatment. By the Light of the Silvery Moon is sung in a theatre with lantern slides on the screen. Singer Ruby Elzy's St. Louis Blues is backed by a chorus of eighty. And Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie brings Crosby and Martin together in a knockout duet.BLUE SKIES:For what Fred Astaire Had announced would be his last film, no expense was spared. This musical extravaganza boasts 30 Irving Berlin songs, 47 sets, sumptuous costumes, and a budget of $3,000,000. The result is sensational. (And, fortunately, Astaire did not retire from films!)Dancing star Jed Potter (Astaire) and singer/nightclub owner Johnny Adams (Bing Crosby) are both in love with songstress Mary' O'Hara (Joan Caulfield). She marries Johnny, but his passion for buying and selling nightclubs drives them apart. So Jed steps in, hoping to win Mary's heart - until fate steps in and changes the lives of all three. The most outstanding number is Astaire's famous Puttin' on the Ritz , a split-screen gem with a chorus of miniature Astaires tap-dancing behind him. Designed by Astaire, it took five weeks of back-breaking physical work to achieve. Other highlights find Astaire and Crosby as A Couple of Song and Dance Men, and Crosby crooning a wealth of Berlin tunes, including the Oscar nominated You Keep Coming Back Like A Song. With its superb stars and sparkling numbers, Blue Skies is one of the all-time great musicals!
(2003/Fuel 2000) 36 Tracks - Zwei Giganten des Jazz! Digital remastered, mit ausführlichen Begleittexten von Bill Dahl. Mit den kompletten 1959er Sessions von Louis Armstrong, hier erstmals auf CD!
Join us for a walking tour of New Orleans’ most historic neighborhood, the French Quarter. See the “Vieux Carré” through the eyes of Louisiana’s famous Free People of Color (Les Gens de Couleur Libres). In an age when most people of African descent in the New World were considered the property of others, thousands of people of color owned their own property and forged their own paths in a world that was not their own. Hear their stories. Learn of their many contributions to this beautiful culture. Learn the history of the most emblematic neighborhood of one of the United States’ most iconic cities.This tour is an exploration of old Louisiana, the Louisiana that gave birth to Jazz and Zydeco, to gumbo and jambalaya. Louisiana is technically a southern American state, but culturally Louisiana has always been the northernmost part of the Caribbean. (This tour also includes a tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and of the courtyard of a beautiful antebellum French Quarter residence.)
Returning to the city of his birth for inspiration, legendary maverick director Robert Altman helms an evocative, bullet-riddled tribute to the music and movies of his youth in Kansas City, a Depression-era gangster flick as only he could make one. Blondie O’Hara (Jennifer Jason Leigh) resorts to desperate measures when her low-level hood husband Johnny (Dermot Mulroney) gets caught trying to steal from Seldom Seen (Harry Belafonte), a local crime boss operating out of jazz haunt The Hey-Hey Club. Out on a limb, Blondie kidnaps laudanum-addled socialite Carolyn (Miranda Richardson), hoping her influential politician husband can pull the right strings and get Johnny out of Seldom Seen’s clutches. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and featuring a remarkable soundtrack performed live by some of the best players in contemporary jazz, one of Altman’s most underrated and idiosyncratic films finally makes its long-awaited Blu-ray™ debut. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation Original 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by director Robert Altman Newly filmed appreciation by critic Geoff Andrew Gare, Trains et Déraillement, a 2007 visual essay by French critic Luc Lagier, plus short introduction to the film narrated by Lagier Robert Altman Goes to the Heart of America and Kansas City: The Music, two 1996 promotional featurettes including interviews with cast and crew Electronic press kit interviews with Altman, Leigh, Richardson, Belafonte and musician Joshua Redman, plus behind-the-scenes footage Four theatrical trailers TV spots Image gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jennifer Dionisio FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing by Dr Nicolas Pillai, original press kit notes and an excerpt from Altman on Altman