Jazz a la Mode Film Series: No One Can Hear You Read
The Jazz a la Mode Film Series resumes at Amherst Cinema in October. Tom Reney will host two evenings devoted to two unique figures in American culture.
On October 29, we’ll present No One Can Hear You Read, a new documentary on pianist Erroll Garner. The title of Atticus Brady’s film refers to Garner’s inability to read music. But this hardly detracted from his skill as a pianist, or as the composer of "Misty" and a handful of other beautiful songs. In the movie, Steve Allen, who often hosted Garner on his television show, hails the “freakish degree of his superiority” over other pianists. Garner was a guest of Johnny Carson dozens of times, and in 1956 became the first jazz artist represented by the impresario Sol Hurok. No One Can Hear You Read recounts Garner’s successful career but also looks at why the critical renown for what Woody Allen calls the “emotional uplift” of his music has declined since his death in 1977.
Arrive early for live jazz with Jeffrey Holmes in the theater, and stay lafter the film for a Q&A with Jazz a la Mode host Tom Reney.
Tickets available now at the Amherst Cinema, or online at amherstcinema.org.
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