Red Nichols and His Five Pennies
One of the most exciting jazz film shorts of the late 1920s
Cornetist Red Nichols was one of the busiest jazz musicians of 1925-32, recording hundreds of titles in a variety of settings.
His best-known group was the Five Pennies which featured the cool-toned and technically skilled cornetist (who was influenced by Bix Beiderbecke but had his own style) playing his brand of hot jazz and often featuring major up-and-coming musicians.
The entertaining and swinging program has the group performing “Ida,” “Whispering,” “Nobody’s Sweetheart Now,” “Who Cares” and “China Boy.”
This is well worth seeing several times.