Trying to get good - The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon

Douglas McIntyre

89' | 2008 | United States

O.V. English

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Who is Jack Sheldon? You may remember him as Merv Griffin’s comedic trumpet-wielding sidekick, or the indelible voice on School House Rock, but musicians know him as a jazz giant. Unlike his close friend and collaborator, Chet Baker, Jack Sheldon survived the demons of drugs, alcohol and unspeakable personal tragedy. His signature sound continues to paint the landscape of American music.


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Technical info

Original title: Trying to Get Good

Director: Douglas McIntyre

Duration: 89'

Year of production: 2008

Category: Documentary

Nationality: United States

Production: Bialystock & Bloom/ February Films

Language of dialogues: English

Movie Rating: Suitable for all audiences


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