This is a fifteen minute documentary by D.A. Pennebaker on jazz singer and vocalese originator Dave Lambert.
Pennebaker is an acclaimed filmmaker, known for his documentaries on Bob Dylan and David Bowie. In 1964 he filmed this audition of Lambert’s then newly formed quartet Lambert & Co., only months before the latter died in a tragic car accident. This audition is the last filmed footage of Lambert and the only recording of the quartet’s music.
Read the full story on Lambert and the making of this documentary over at All About Jazz.
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