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Calle 54 (2000)

G  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  6 October 2000 (Spain)
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A film featuring performances of several stars of the Latin Jazz music scene.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arturo O'Farrill ...
Piano
Rolando Guerrero ...
Congas
Joe Gonzales ...
Bongos
Jim Seeley ...
Trumpet
Matt Hilgenberg ...
Trumpet
Mike Mossman ...
Trumpet
Joe Owens ...
Trumpet
Peter Brainin ...
Tenor Saxophone
Mike Migliore ...
Tenor Saxophone
Marshall McDonald ...
Alto Saxophone
Maximilian Schweiger ...
Baritone Saxophone (as Max Schweiger)
Richard Perry ...
Alto Saxophone
Papo Vasquez ...
Trombone
Jack Jeffers ...
Bass Trombone
Sam Burtis ...
Trombone
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Fernando Trueba presents his love affair with Latin jazz, his camera following 13 giants into the studio. Trueba drapes walls with single colors - red for Jerry González and the Fort Apache band, white for Tito Puente; his camera is close to faces, instruments, hands, and feet; bands' colors contrast with walls or their leader's clothes. Chucho Valdés does a pyrotechnic solo then joins his aged father Bebo for a subdued duet. Puntilla Ríos takes us to Africa, Chano Domínguez to a marriage of jazz and Flamenco, and Eliane Elias, her shoe-less foot on the pedal, to gorgeous and muscular elegance. With Paquito, Cachao, Patato, Chico, Gato, and Michel Camilo, we travel Calle 54. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Opening Weekend:

$8,702 (USA) (20 October 2000)

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ESP 41,264,131 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Jerry González is shown in concert repeating the names of the featured performers of the film while the screen splits into multiple part with each featuring footage and the name of each performer as the names are called out. In addition there are smaller boxes with the other bandmembers and their names seen in this film. See more »

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A treat
29 May 2001 | by (moonytown, usa) – See all my reviews

Calle 54 is a small gem for music lovers. Well structured and easy to follow, it allows the viewer to get lost in the beautiful and evocative sounds of Latin Jazz. Special and rare appearances by the greats of the genre make the film even more unique.


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