Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon (2008)

Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 29mins.
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Doug McIntyre Producer n/a 3 3000001
Penny Peyser Director n/a 2 2000002
Doug McIntyre Director n/a 2 2000001
Tierney Sutton Actor Himself 1 1000013
Penny Peyser Producer n/a 3 3000002
Doug McIntyre Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jack Sheldon Music n/a 120781 8000001
Matt McUsic Editor n/a 172 7000001
John Gannon Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Penny Peyser Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Mark Rydell Actor Himself 1 1000012
Frank Marshall Actor Himself 1 1000011
Dom DeLuise Actor Himself 1 1000005
Billy Crystal Actor Himself 1 1000004
Chris Botti Actor Himself 1 1000003
Alan Bergman Actor Himself 1 1000002
Clint Eastwood Actor Himself 1 1000006
David Frishberg Actor Himself 1 1000007
Johnny Mandel Actor Himself 1 1000010
Merv Griffin Actor Himself 1 1000009
Terry Gibbs Actor Himself 1 1000008
Jack Sheldon Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
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. As friend Billy Crystal puts it, Jack Sheldon is "the last cat standing" from the bebop generation. When the stars come out to play, it's Jack Sheldon who plays for them.
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