Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Great Filmmaker Chris Marker Picks His Favourite Bill Evans Songs

A secret photo of an enigmatic figure: filmmaker Chris Marker in Telluride, 1987. Courtesy of Tom Luddy.

Time Remembered: Chris Marker’s Bill Evans CD
On the art of lyrical compilation, from one medium to another

Chris Marker, the Ornette Coleman of cinema, loved jazz, but he particularly loved pianist Bill Evans. Recently, I got hold of a CD compilation that Marker had made of various Bill Evans's recordings, a "mix tape" that he had distributed among friends. I listened to it over and over again, even if I was already too familiar with every single song on the album.

Here, on the Keyframe website, I have given a brief history of Marker and jazz, but also a track-by-track reading of the compilation and speculating about how each would fit into Markar's universe.


No comments:

Post a Comment