Round Midnight. The best film featuring jazz to be made appart from Clint Eastwoods exhilarating "BIRD" life story of Charlie Parker. In Round Midnight Dexter Gordon is cast to perfection as the laconic but talented jazzman Dale Turner. The story is basically set in Paris. Where Dale is trying to recover his stuttering career, and at the same time shake the "monkey" of alcohol addiction off his back. Fortunatly for Dale he is befriended by Francis, a Parisian Jazz nut who helps him through this dark period to a succesful return to New York. This a well made and thought provoking film, which deals with the subject matter in a non sensational grown up manner. If, as i do, you love your jazz, you will not be disappointed. There is plenty of music to appreciate with the brilliant Mr Gordon leading the way, and supported by many jazz greats! Best wishes and Enjoy.
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