The Blues A Musical Journey: Piano Blues
Time Out saysEastwood 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.
Cast and crew
Art Tatum, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner, Oscar Peterson, Nat King Cole, Martha Davis, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Charles Brown, Duke Ellington, Jay McShann, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Dr John, Marcia Ball, Pinetop Perkins, Ray Charles Otis Spann