Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Othello. Set to Jazz

Well, this might not be as funky as the Soul Train dancers I posted a few days ago, but bear with me. Reports today of the death of actor Patrick McGoohan got me to thinking about a seldom-seen 1962 movie in which he co-starred. The film, "All Night Long" is the story of Othello set to jazz and takes place in a single night in a modern loft. The movie stars Paul Harris as the Othello-like jazzman Aurelius Rex. McGoohan is Rex's scheming drummer Johnny Cousin. The music is superb and all sort of jazz giants make apperances here, including Charlie Mingus and Dave Brubeck. McGoohan gets off a very good drum solo. It's worth checking out.

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