We close our tribute to Jazz Appreciation Month with the short clip above, in which Jack Lemmon demonstrates his impressive piano chops at Cafe Carlyle with Bobby Short. Not one sour note.
Lemmon was born to play the sack-suited, dyspeptic advertising man of the Atomic Age. We’ve previously done posts on his films “Good Neighbor Sam,” “Bell, Book And Candle,” and “The Days Of Wine And Roses.” And from the early days of Ivy Style, check out our collection of LIFE Magazine shots, “When LIFE Gives You Lemmons.”
Since some of you may find the above clip aurally offensive, we’ve provided some photos to look at while you protect your delicate eardrums. — CC