The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.
Early documentary short by Ross McElwee. 16mm; color; sound.
The life and times of Joe Albany, a little-known jazz pianist, is the subject of this specialized documentary that not only brings out the pianist himself, but the mood and feeling of the era in which he reached the top. Albany talks about the great musicians and singers he worked with -- Billie Holliday and Charlie Parker among them -- and how so many succumbed to drugs and died young. He is followed around at home, work, on the bus, and in other settings as he is interviewed by director Carole Langer. His sharp observations and dry sense of humor enliven the stories. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Shows six engines, four hose carriages, two hook and ladders, two chemical engines, and a runabout containing the fire chief...
Set I: Playing In The Band, Cold Rain And Snow, Tennessee Jed, Feel Like A Stranger, He’s Gone, Bird Song, The Music Never Stopped Set II: Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance, Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower, Drums > Space > The Other One > Stella Blue > Not Fade Away Encore: Touch Of Grey
Inside Albany was a weekly half-hour public affairs television program that aired on public television stations in New York State. Unlike its sister newsweekly TV program New York Week in Review, Inside Albany aired every week and did not go on hiatus in the summer or during the Christmas season when the state legislature was not in session. On December 12, 2006, it announced that it would end its 32-year run on December 31, 2006 due to rising costs and decreased staffing.