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Lush Life (1993)

R | | Drama | TV Movie October 1993
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Superb drama about two best friends who play jazz in night clubs.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernie Andrews ... Himself
... Al Gorky
Buddy Arnold ... Benny
... Buddy Chester
... Janice Oliver
Valerie Bickford ... Singer
Frank Cavestani ... Trombone #1
... Jack
... Lucy
... Lester (as Alex Desert)
Pat Distefano ... Waiter
... 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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Jazz dans la nuit  »

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The song that Jeff Goldblum and Forest Whitaker are playing during the Wedding Reception is "All The Things You Are". The first version played was sung by the late Bobby Short and then they play the same song sooner after in a big band version and then at the after hours Wedding Reception on Park Avenue. See more »

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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Up Jumped Spring
by Freddie Hubbard
Sung by Sue Raney
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Outstanding Music
5 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

I remember seeing this years ago and besides Forest Whitaker and Jeff Goldblum having the major roles in this movie the thing I was impressed with was the music. So much so that I wondered all this time if there is a soundtrack available. This is the second time in several years that I've searched for this movie for the same reason, only I forgot the name of it but always recall the two major actors so I knew I could find it again. I didn't realize that this was a made for TV movie, I don't recall what the plot was but I do recall FW and JG and foremost was the Big Band sound that blew my mind. I gave it an eight mainly because I don't really remember it but that it was a mishmash of what I can recall of it and that I would very much like to get the music. I'm a Blues and Rock and Roll lover and the only place I've seen Big Band stuff is on TV and the only mike was just for the singer. I imagine the whole venue grooving to it's natural vibe.


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