He's best known for his scene-stealing performance in High Fidelity as a sarcastic record store clerk. He is also the lead singer of the rock-folk comedy group Tenacious D. The group appeared on HBO, went on tour and recorded an album. Black's other roles include the films Shallow Hal, Orange County and Saving Silverman. He's currently starring in the film The School of Rock.
Jazz composer and arranger Manny Albam currently teaches at Glassboro College in New Jersey in addition to taking commissions. Albam will be doing some work for the Philly Pops. A new collection of his work "Manny Albam: The Jazz Workshop," has recently been released. Albam joins the show to discus his career and share records.