The Blues A Musical Journey: Piano Blues

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Eastwood indulges his lifelong affection for jazz and blues with this engagingly relaxed, no-nonsense look at the art of Tatum, Peterson, Nat Cole, Professor Longhair, Ray Charles, Jay McShann, Brubeck, Dr John, et al. The last four mentioned are still around to wax wonderfully about their influences and experiences, and play a few bars at the same time - Brubeck has one especially fine number. Then there are the archive clips... Beautifully unpretentious, and made with true love and understanding.

Release details

Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Ray Charles
Dr John
Marcia Ball
Pinetop Perkins
Dave Brubeck
Jay McShann
Art Tatum
Albert Ammons
Pete Johnson
Big Joe Turner
Oscar Peterson
Nat King Cole
Martha Davis
Fats Domino
Professor Longhair
Charles Brown
Duke Ellington
Ray Charles Otis Spann