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date: 6th Mar 2015

tags: Culture, Music

“I’ve always felt that jazz and blues were true American art forms. Maybe the only really original art forms that we have.” Actor, director and composer Clint Eastwood explores his life long passion for the Blues and Jazz while showing their important influence as a modern American art. Produced by Martin Scorsese this film is the a seventh installment featuring interviews with some of history’s most famous musicians.

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Director – and piano-player – Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical acts as well as interviews and performances by such living legends as Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Dr. John. PIANO BLUES features interviews and live performances by Ray Charles, Dr. John, Marcia Ball, Pinetop Perkins, Dave Brubeck, Jay McShann and others; plus rare, archival performance footage from Ray Charles, Otis Spann, Art Tatum, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Jay McShann, Big Toe Turner, Oscar Peterson, Nat King Cole, Martha Davis, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Charles Brown, Duke Ellington and others.

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