Jazz Shorts

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0:10 Honky Tonk Bud by Scott Laster. Color film. 1986. The description on the box reads: "A jazz-rap composition featuring the music of Chicago saxophonist/composer/arranger, Edward Wilkerson, Jr. The subject is urban legend immortalized in the Black Oral tradition called 'Toasting': doggerel poems that chronicle characters from Black street mythology. Starring John Toles-Be y as the Rap Narrator."

11:48 Bird Lives by Peter Bodge. 1977. An animated short featuring the music of Charlie Parker.

14:37 Daybreak Express by D.A. Pennebaker. Color film. 1958. Images from a New York elevated train rhythmically edited to a score by Duke Ellington.

20:03 Is That Jazz? by Robert Mugge. Color film. A live jazz performance by Gil Scott-Heron.



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