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Jazz Before the Oscars: Part 2


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There has always been plenty of interplay between jazz and movies: jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway or Harry Connick, Jr. turned actors; or actors like Jeff Goldblum or Cybill Shepherd turned jazz musicians; jazz soundtracks for movie; or movies about jazz musicians...

However, in anticipation of Oscars Night, here we are focusing on songs inspired by or dedicated to movie stars.

Happy listening!


  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Vienna Art Orchestra "Jayne Mansfield: Rises and Falls" 3—American Dreams: Portraits of 13 American Women (EmArcy) 0:16
  • Host talks 6:34
  • Supergenerous "Ms. Audrey Hepburn" São Paulo Slim (Out of My Mind Music) 7:51
  • Host talks 10:05
  • Black Art Jazz Collective "Soliloquy (for Sidney Poitier)" Truth to Power (HighNote) 11:26
  • Herb Geller, Brian Kellock "Mae West" Hollywood Portraits (Hep) 15:44
  • Host talks 19:46
  • Leith Stevens and His Orchestra feat. Chet Baker "Rebel at Work" Theme Music from The James Dean Story (World Pacific) 22:35
  • Vienna Art Orchestra "Rita Hayworth: Latin Twister" 3—American Dreams: Portraits of 13 American Women (EmArcy) 26:15
  • Salvatore Bonafede "La Passerella Di Otto e Mezzo / Greta Garbo" For the Time Being (Cam Jazz) 31:21
  • Host talks 37:56
  • Enrico Pieranunzi "Fellini's Waltz" Live at the Village Vanguard) (Cam Jazz) 40:02
  • Henri Texier "Marcello Mastroianni" Respect (Label Bleu) 45:50
  • Host talks 50:42
  • Till Bronner "Steve McQueen" Original Music From The Film "Jazz Seen" (Verve) 53:16

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