Thursday, 7 June 2012

Round Midnight

Dir: Bertran Tavernier
Starring: Dexter Gordon, Francois Cluzet

Many years ago, Narry B was a jazz man back in Ny'orleans. He blew those pipes like the pied piper of Hamlin. "Hot jazz!", he would cry out in the streets.

If the quality of a film can be measured by whether it achieves what it sets out to do, then Round Midnight is flawless. A lengthy, rambling story of an old jazz legend (played to perfection by real-life Jazz ledge, Dexter Gordon) who rediscovers himself in Paris thanks to bright young thing, Francois Cluzet.

Round Midnight is the spirit of jazz incarnate. Whisky is imbibed in Blue Note Paris while Dex and the band knock out some tasty rhythms before the after-party gets going.

Turn up the volume, crack open the 12 year old Laphroig, and let the atmosphere swoon you off to jazzy Paris!

Rating: Genius!

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