With NPR launching its jazz page, A Blog Supreme (the title is a play on John Coltrane’s signature recording), I thought for the next week or so we’d highlight some great jazz moments from classic, or at least interesting, movies. For whatever reason, some of those may involve beautiful women.

Today, we’ll lead off with a scene from one of the movies we’ll be highlighting in an upcoming Bullz-Eye feature on Denzel Washington. This is Cynda Williams in my favorite sequence from Spike Lee’s beautiful, problematic follow-up to “Do the Right Thing,” 1990’s “Mo’ Better Blues.” You’ll see some very familiar faces pretending to play instruments, but that’s really Cynda’s voice we’re hearing. (You’ll also see those fake musicians uttering brief Italian phrases via the magic of cinema — you take what the the great god YouTube has to offer.)