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Joe Albany... a Jazz Life (1980)

The life and times of Joe Albany, a little-known jazz pianist, is the subject of this specialized documentary that not only brings out the pianist himself, but the mood and feeling of the era in which he reached the top. Albany talks about the great musicians and singers he worked with - Billie Holliday and Charlie Parker among them - and how so many succumbed to drugs and died young. He is followed around at home, work, on the bus, and in other settings as he is interviewed by director Carole Langer. His sharp observations and dry sense of humor enliven the stories.

The movie Joe Albany... a Jazz Life, released in 1980, features 17 songs from artists like Charlie Parker, Henry Red Allen, Benny Carter and the Georgie Auld Band. What is your favorite song from Joe Albany... a Jazz Life?


Songs from Joe Albany... a Jazz Life

My Old Flame
Embraceable You
Charlie Parker
The Crawl
Henry Red Allen
Just You, Just Me
Benny Carter
Stompin' at the Savoy
the Georgie Auld Band
Lester Leaps In
Charlie Parker
My Little Suede Shoes
Billie's Bounce
Over the Rainbow
the Joe Albany Trio
Isn't It Romantic?
the Joe Albany Trio
There Will Never Be Another You
the Joe Albany Trio
Fine and Mellow
the Joe Albany Trio
Lush Life
the Joe Albany Trio
Body and Soul
the Joe Albany Trio
'Round Midnight
the Joe Albany Trio