'Tis Autumn update: Director Raymond De Felitta posted the following at his blog on Friday:
"Tis Autumn: The Search For Jackie Paris will have a slow theatrical rollout over the next few months, thanks largely to the positive reviews it received in New York and a lot of web-interest from jazz fans all over the place. As bookings come in (there are only two 35mm prints that will be in circulation at any given time), I'll post them on this blog. Additionally you can to to TisAutumnTheMovie.com for screening information."
Keep your fingers crossed!
'Round Midnight—found! David Brent Johnson, the voice of WFIU-FM's Night Lights, informed me yesterday that Jackie Paris' rare 1949 recording of 'Round Midnight is available on the CD, All That Jive (Sony). While the U.S. version of the CD is out of print, you can download the track here for just 99 cents.
Sensing there might be more Paris on that CD, I compared the album's song list against Paris' discography. Turns out that Paris' The Old Master Painter, from the same 1949 session, also is available as a 99-cent download here.
Paris on the air: After reading my two-part interview with 'Tis Autumn director Raymond De Felitta last week, David Brent Johnson decided to put his 2004 radio tribute to Jackie Paris up on the station's site. Simply go here, click on the big blue button that says "Listen Now," and dig Paris' cool delivery.
Teachout on Oscar: Despite the pressing weight of work and family matters, Terry Teachout found time to post a solid, detail-rich appreciation of the late Oscar Peterson. Go here to read Terry's post (scroll down to his December 27 entry, "Oscar Peterson, RIP").