Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Clint Eastwood on the Jamie Cullum Show

Tonight the Jamie Cullum show was broadcast featuring part 1 of his exclusive 2 part interview with Clint. Jazz artist Cullum spoke to Clint about his love of Jazz music and his influences growing up in America during the 1940’s and 50’s. It was a great interview which found Clint in fine form. Cullum, who has worked with Clint on a couple of his projects including Gran Torino, was clearly at ease with Clint and obviously shares an interest in terms of their musical tastes.
From the BBC:The first of a two-part special in which Jamie visits Hollywood actor, director and producer Clint Eastwood at his production studio in LA, the place where he records the scores for his films.
Clint talks about the humorous side of jazz and how that has changed over the years, about the clubs he used to visit in his youth and about the legendary artists he would go to see perform, or even mingle with as well as his time in the army and the musicians he met there.
In a warm, personal interview, we see Clint Eastwood from a different angle, reunited with Jamie who he worked with on the soundtrack for Gran Torino, and talking passionately about the music he loves.

The music featured in tonight’s show:
Erroll Garner — Play Misty for Me
Play Misty for Me (Soundtrack), Verve
King Pleasure, John Lewis, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke — Parker’s Mood
Bird (Soundtrack), Sony
Fats Waller — Honeysuckle Rose
Honeysuckle Rose, ABC
Charlie Ventura — East of Suez
East of Suez, Columbia
The Dave Brubeck Quartet — Blue Rondo à la Turk
Time Out, Columbia
Nat King Cole — Sweet Lorraine
Jazz at the Philharmonic, Verve
Billie Holiday — Strange Fruit
Jazz at the Philharmonic, Verve
Kid Ory — Muskrat Ramble
New Orleans Parade, EPM
Shelly Manne & His Men — A Gem from Tiffany
Live At the Manne Hole, Vogue
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman — My One & Only Love
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, Impulse!
Charlie Parker, Charles McPherson, Red Rodney, Walter Davis Jr, Ron Carter, John Guerin — Now’s The Time
Bird (Soundtrack), Sony
Charlie Parker — April in Paris
Bird (Soundtrack), Sony
King Pleasure, John Lewis, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke — Parker’s Mood
Bird (Soundtrack), Sony
Lennie Niehaus and Clint Eastwood — Claudia’s Theme
Unforgiven (Soundtrack), Varese Sarabande
Clint Eastwood and Jamie Cullum — Gran Torino Theme
Gran Torino (Soundtrack), New Line Records
Fats Waller — Your Feet’s too big
The Cream Series, Pearl

Part 2 of Jamie Cullum's interview is broadcast at 7.00pm GMT next Tuesday 14/09/2010 when Clint Eastwood continues to take Jamie Cullum on a musical journey of his life, revealing his true love of jazz, speaking about his favourite artists, about scoring his films and his involvement with the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Here's some nice pictures from the interview and Jamie's visit to LA.

Photographer: Simon Cordova

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