One of the more intelligent, slick and witty shots at the bronzed, big-named rockumentary. Tracing the 'Dream of the Blue Turtles' live project from press conference through rehearsals to the first night in Paris, we get about two-thirds music and one-third chat, both elements varying greatly in quality. Sting, though central, is seldom as colourful or revealing as jazz-rooted band members Marsalis, Kirkland or Hakim. Things are also a little too clean and easy throughout, but then there's always the music - never jazz, of course, but at its best tuneful, highly politicised rock in the hands of some of the most talented musicians in the world.
Bring On the Night
Cast and crew