Joe Krown, solo piano “Tipitinas” by Professor Longhair:
Preview of screening of restored version of Stevenson J. Palfi’s 1982 film “Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together”:
Big ups to Blaine Dunlap out of New Orleans for his hard work here.
One of these days I would like to host a screening here in the 650 of this work. I never met Stevenson but I had a long conversation with him in 2002, finding his number on the back of a cd put out by Dancing Cat, I think it was. (Of course, I’ve also said that Palo Alto should host a Les Blank festival — I should talk to Brian George about this; I met Brian at the PAHA archives at Cubberley — he produced the Palo Alto Film Festival, at the Varsity, back in the 1980s).
Etoufee above is a pun on etude, meaning study, but also “stuffed”. A stuff-tee?
(This post was also influenced by last night’s “60 Minutes” segment about Marcus Roberts, demonstrating Fats Waller, Jack P. Johnson and others, hosted by Wynton Marsalis. Marcus is from Florida but has a New Orleans rhythm section)
I made this previous passing mention of Palfi in a rambling and experimental post mostly about the visual arts and a trip we made to Oliver Ranch in North Bay, and a compilation cd about New Orleans music that featured some Booker:
Because I was bragging on the bus ride up about my short-lived days as a New Orleans jazz manager I felt compelled to purchase the 2012 Rhino Records set “back in NEW ORLEANS” when our bus stopped at a Starbucks in North Bay, on our way to Oliver Ranch for an art tour. The cd starts with “Hey Pocky A-Way” by the Meters, passes thru Where Ya At Mule” by Dr. John, makes 13 more stops and then finishes with James Booker medley.
Which reminds me that I recently transcribed my own notes about my 2002 phone conversation with Stevenson Palfi, the deceased filmmaker who was also the basis for the Steve Goodman character in “Treme”.