[Dixielandjazz] THE GIG

Harry Callaghan meetmrcallaghan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 19:12:29 PDT 2010


Now if you want to talk about a disappointing amount of music in a film, we
must make mention of "Wild Man Blues"

However, I will not make any reference to the subject of said movie as
everyone here got their fill of him last Friday

I will not make any apologies for it not being OKOM, but I know many regard
"The Last Waltz" to be the finest musical documentary ever filmed,
surrounding rock group "The Band" with several guest stars.  It was very
professionally directed by Martin Scorsese.

Marty's done some great stuff throughout his career but if, as it is
rumored, he casts Leonardo diCaprio in an upcoming bio of Frank Sinatra, I
don't think I could ever forgive him.

We had the TVM directed by his youngest daughter Tina, we had "The Rat Pack"
with Ray Liotta, Joe Mantegna, etc. and even "The Night We Called it a Day"
detailing Frank's unfortunate experience in dealing with the press during an
Australian tour (played here by Dennis Hopper)

You'll have to search far and wide to find a bigger Sinatra fan than me, but
even I've gotta say..........ENUFF AWREDDY!!!..


On 6/9/10, Bill Haesler <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> > Some of the music in that movie was played by Bob Barnard, with Warren
> Vache miming to Bob's music.
> Dear Jack,
> I'm a bit late with this one.
> This subject was covered on the DJML a few years back (before you joined
> us).
> I posted Bob Barnard's story about it, but lost the emails in a crash a
> while back.
> (It will be in the DJML Archive, but is not accessible by subject, only the
> email date.)
> As I recall it, Bob was in New York and Kenny Davern invited him to one of
> the studio recording sessions to meet everyone.
> That day, Warren Vaché called in sick and Bob was asked to fill in for him.
> The soundtrack musicians for the 1985 film, The Gig, were:
> Warren Vaché, Bob Barnard [as Bob Bernard in the credits] (cornet), Kenny
> Davern (clarinet) George Masso (trombone) Dick Wellstood and John Bunch
> (piano) Milt Hinton and Reggie Johnson (bass) Herb Harris (drums).
> Years ago, I taped the music from the 92 minute film. It only totalled a
> disappointing 15 minutes.
> Very kind regards,
> Bill
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