TitleConcert performances, Powell's funeral, and home movies
AbstractThe film is silent. At the beginning of the film, there are brief clips of Thelonious Monk performing at a concert. At 1:00, there are clips of the Bud Powell benefit concert at the Salle Wagram. At 4:48, Francis Paudras speaks with two men. At 5:22, Le Double Six (Mimi Perrin, Caudine Barge, Moniwue Aldebert, Bob Smart, Jean-Claude Briodin, Louis Aldebert) perform. Next, Hazel Scott (vocalist), Rene Urtreger (piano), and Pierre Michelot (bass) perform at the concert. Then there is a brief clip of Hazel Scott singing and playing the piano. Jean Louis Chautemps (tenor saxophone), Jacques Di Donato (alto saxophone), Jean-Luc Ponty (violin), Jef Gilson (piano), Henri Texier (bass) perform at the benefit concert. At 9:20, Mae Mercer (vocalist) performs with Michel Sardaby (piano), and Charles Bellonzi (drums). The film also includes stills of poster for the Bud Powell benefit concert at the Salle Wagram, Grand Festival De Jazz Moderne on March 13, 1964. At 12:50 is footage of Edenville, a resort town in Normandy, France. Bud Powell with Francis Paudras, and other friends are at an outdoor restaurant or cafe. At 16:02 there is footage of Powell's funeral procession in New York City in 1966. This is followed by clips of Thelonious Monk and Nellie Monk at Orly airport in Paris, France. At the airport with Monk are George Wein, Jean-Louis Ginibre, Andre Francis, Charlie Rouse, and Butch Warren. Lucien Malson, Bud Powell, Jean-Pierre Leloir, Nicole Grassian, Francis Paudras, and Ben Riley greet Monk outside the airport. There is also a clip of Bud Powell and Francis Paudras at Paudras's apartment in France. At 25:53, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Rouse, and Butch Warren are on stage. There are also clips of Monk and Powell, possibly backstage. There is footage of Powell at the sanatorium (Bouffemont) and the sanatorium kitchen. Powell and Paudras are also in an auditorium, most likely for sanitorium performance.
Note(s)This project was supported by a Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The grant program is made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
CollectionFrancis Paudras Collection on Bud Powell
Organization NameRutgers University. Institute of Jazz Studies
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