Live Jazz for the Silent Film Speedy

1 Posted by - August 4, 2016 - Blog, Featured, Upcoming Jazz

On Wednesday the 10th I’ll be at the Alamo in Winchester with the trio providing a live score for the Harold Lloyd film, Speedy. Lydia Lewis is on drums. Kevin Johnson on bass.

From the Alamo website:
Lydia Lewis and her trio will play live jazz to the silent film, Speedy, including songs from the 1910s through today! You will hear the sensitivity of the group while they weave in and out of the emotional ups and downs of the film, as well as the high energy and groove needed for the action scenes. Come out and enjoy the show! To learn more about Lydia Lewis, CLICK HERE.

Speedy was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd—and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his “Glasses Character,” this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can’t keep a job. He finally finds his true calling when he becomes determined to help save the city’s last horse-drawn streetcar, which is operated by his sweetheart’s crusty grandfather. From its joyous visit to Coney Island to its incredible Babe Ruth cameo to its hair-raising climactic stunts on the city’s streets, Speedy is an out-of-control love letter to New York that will have you grinning from ear to ear.

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