Movie: Big Band Special – Ralph Gleason’s Jazz Casual

Ralph Gleason’s Jazz Casual: Thad Jones, Mel Lewis Band & Woody Herman Band
Gil Evans: Live in Paris 1987

US public TV network, Ralph Gleason’s Jazz Casual features two 30 minute episodes featuring the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Band, which kept the big band flame alive through the 1960s. Episode two showcases Woody Herman, renowned for the top-rank big bands he fronted over five decades.

Gil Evans is one of the most significant arrangers in jazz history, known for his classic collaborations with Miles Davis. In concert in 1987 he shows he is not resting on his past glories, bringing the big band sound right into the 1980s.

All films are shown at the Beecroft Art Gallery
Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6EX
Movies from 2pm – entrance free.

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Jazz Centre Movies April 2018