TRYING TO GET GOOD: the Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon exposes Hollywoods best kept secret - when the stars come out to play, its Jack Sheldon who plays for them.
Trying to Get Good takes a look deep inside the eternally tormented soul of an artist whos not just trying to get good on the trumpet, but in his life as well.
The DVD is the perfect stocking stuffer for the ture Jazz Enthusiast.
His signature sound continues to paint the landscape of American music. As friend Billy Crystal puts it, Jack Sheldon is the last cat standing from the bebop generation. Trying to Get Good features historic footage with Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton and other legends, on-camera interviews with Clint Eastwood, Billy Crystal, Merv Griffin, Chris Botti, Tierney Sutton, Johnny Mandel and many more, as well as never before seen performances with The Jack Sheldon Orchestra.
TRYING TO GET GOOD: the Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon
Compelling and Highly Entertaining of the Consummate Musician, Irrepressible Comedian, and Ultimate Jazz Survivor, Jack Sheldon.
Leonard Maltin-Entertainment Tonight
Despite -- or, perhaps, because of -- his cult status, Sheldon makes a compelling centerpiece for the lively, nostalgic documentary....The film is jammed with wonderful archival material of a bygone L.A. and concert footage of Sheldon's gorgeous trumpeting, distinct vocalizing and randy comic stylings.
Gary Goldstein-The L.A.Times
This is a must-see for all jazz aficionados as well as those who never understood the deep meaning of this music, opening a portal into the world of the West Coast jazz scene.
Randall Robinson-All About Jazz
Catch Jack playing Christmas Eve
The Jack Sheldon California Cool Quartet at Charlie O's
13725 Victory Blvd (at Woodman)
Van Nuys, CA
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