Superb drama about two best friends who play jazz in night clubs.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernie Andrews ...
Himself
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Al Gorky
Buddy Arnold ...
Benny
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Buddy Chester
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Janice Oliver
Valerie Bickford ...
Singer
Frank Cavestani ...
Trombone #1
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Jack
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Lucy
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Lester (as Alex Desert)
Pat Distefano ...
Waiter
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Session Leader
Charlie Heath ...
Young Man
Tom La Grua ...
Howard (as Tom LaGrua)
Laraine Mestman ...
Party Guest #1
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Superb drama about two best friends who play jazz in night clubs.

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Great music, maudlin story
7 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd say the strongest point is the music by Lennie Niehaus. He also did the music for all of Clint Eastwood's movies. The acting is really terrific, and the story is an accurate portrayal of the Bohemian life style of New York jazz musicians.

One error in some of the reviews: Kathy Baker did NOT sing the songs, Sue Raney did. This was apparently a lip-sync by Raney, who is a well-known and respected vocalist here in southern California.

The producer was generous in letting real musicians have some of the acting roles. For example, Jack Sheldon had a cameo role as one of the musicians, and the obnoxious booking agent was played by Buddy Arnold, a long-time jazz reed player on the west coast.


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