All Night Long (1962) is a re-telling of Shakespeare’s Othello in which Othello is Rex, the famous leader of a jazz band, Desdemona is a singer called Delia and Iago is the band’s drummer, Johnny.
The film was directed by Basil Dearden and stars Patrick Mcgoohan and Richard Attenborough plus several major jazz stars of the day, including Tubby Hayes, Charles Mingus, Johnny Dankworth and Dave Brubeck.
Film & theatre composer, Gary Yershon, returns to Soho Bites to talk about the movie with host Dominic Delargy and two time finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year competition, Saxophonist, Tom Smith.
The interviews were recorded at Ronnie Scott’s famous jazz club in Frith Street, Soho.
On the same day we recorded the interviews, Tom was performing at the club that night with the band, Resolution 88.