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  • Blues for Trumpet and Koto

    1962. Japan. Geoffrey Selden. 50 min.

  • Staccato, "The Naked Truth"

    1959. USA. Joseph Pevney. 24 min.

  • Peter Gunn, "The Comic"

    1959. USA. Blake Edwards. 24 min.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Blues for Trumpet and Koto

    1962. Japan. Directed by Geoffrey Selden. Music by Quincy Jones, Marvin Hamlisch. This fascinating and exceedingly rare find, a dreamlike narrative set in Japan and New York, features extended jazz numbers by Quincy Jones, Al Hirt, and Nobuo Hara and his big band Sharps and Flats. 50 min.

  • Staccato, "The Naked Truth"

    1959. USA. Directed by Joseph Pevney. Music by Elmer Bernstein. With John Cassavetes. The pilot episode of the short-lived fifties television show, starring Cassavetes as a neurotic Greenwich Village nightclub pianist who solves crimes in his off hours. Pete Candoli's combo, with sidemen Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Red Norvo, and John Williams, headlines at Waldo's cellar bar. 24 min.

  • Peter Gunn, "The Comic"

    1959. USA. Directed by Blake Edwards. Music by Henry Mancini. With Craig Stevens. One of the most popular and influential private-eye shows—and television jazz scores—of all time. (Mancini's title theme has been covered by countless musicians, from Jimi Hendrix to the Blues Brothers.) In this episode, Shelley Berman plays a borscht-belt comic who becomes convinced his wife is out to kill him. 24 min.

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