A TON OF JAZZ 34 WED 20 SEP 18:35 NFT3 book online at bfi.org.uk TUE 3 OCT 18:20 NFT2 Buddy Rich TRT 90min Gene Krupa (himself the one-time ‘king of the drummers’) called Buddy Rich ‘the greatest drummer ever to have drawn breath.’ Rich’s self-taught revolutionary style would go on to influence many generations of great percussionists, especially in the field of rock. With this fine selection of clips and shows we offer you a chance to hear him in conversation with Michael Parkinson and witness him in blistering action. Buddy Rich and His Band BBC 1974. Dir Stanley Dorfman. 45min + Buddy Rich ITV 1987. Dir Terry Henebery. 40min SAT 30 SEP 20:40 NFT2 Lena Horne Various Extracts. 80min From dancing at the legendary Cotton Club when she was 16, Lena Horne conquered Broadway, became a Hollywood star and a top singer with some of the greatest jazz bands of the 30s and 40s. She did all of this without compromising her core values and eschewed any notion of racial stereotyping. Though she became the highest-paid black star in America, she was no stranger to British TV, and in this carefully selected compilation of appearances we celebrate Ms Horne in performance and in conversation. Thelonious Monk Monk was a brilliant composer and dazzling pianist whose sense of rhythm, space, and harmony made him one of the founders of modern jazz. He first played in the UK in 1961 and was showcased twice in the BBC’s famous Jazz 625 series. Jazz 625: Thelonious Monk (pts 1 & 2) BBC 1965/1966. 90min These two programmes feature Thelonious Monk and his band (Ben Riley, Larry Gayles and Charlie Rouse). Parts of this material were restored by the BBC in 1990.
BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017
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