American Blue Note

Low-key but sincere jazz movie follows the crisis of confidence of '60s saxman MacNicol as he realises that strolling through the standards with his quintet for weddings and local gigs isn't getting him any closer to his dreams of the big time. The movie lacks the big-name involvement of 'Round Midnight or Bird, but has an acute eye for the everyday dilemmas of the working musician.

By: TJ

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Cast and crew

Director: Ralph Toporoff
Screenwriter: Gilbert Girion
Cast: Peter MacNicol
Carl Capotorto
Tim Guinee
Bill Christopher-Myers
Jonathan Walker
Charlotte D'Amboise
Trini Alvarado