Frog Record's good friend Peter Vacher has asked us to spread the word about a remarkable film being aired on BBC4 television. Peter is proud to have been involved as a 'jazz advisor' to the production.
The film is an excellent study of Count Basie and makes much use of director Jeremy Marre's exclusive access to Basie’s own correspondence and previously unseen family movies. Sadly, Jeremy Marre passed away shortly after finishing shooting, but his skilled and sensitive handling of this subject should add lasting testimony to his great skills as a film maker.
One - not to be missed by all discerning Jazz fans.
BBC4 Friday 23rd October 2020 21:00
and available on CatchUp after tranmission. Watch here for the next 2 months:
Documentary, told in Count Basie’s own words, which reveals for the first time the private passions and ambitions that inspired the world-famous bandleader and pianist. ...