Jazz has become so treasured as a part of film-scoring that it's the subject of a new Museum of Modern Art exhibit, opening next week. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, the connection between jazz and American film was especially vibrant during one mid-century moment.
Visit MOMA's page on the Jazz Score film series for a schedule of screenings.
Get your own copy of I Want to Live! featuring Johnny Mandel's jazz soundtrack at amazon.com.
To learn more about the history of jazz in American cinema, take a look at Krin Gabbard's book, Jammin' at the Margins, also available at amazon.com.