Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that sparks a final burst of genius in the fading musician. Round Midnight, set to Herbie Hancock's superb Academy AwardÂ®-winning Best Original Score, is an elegant ode to bebop - the technically demanding jazz that blossomed during the postwar era - and to the expatriate black Americans who created, nurtured and lived it. Directed by Bertrand Tavernier and showcasing tenor sax great Dexter Gordon, Round Midnight is an awesome musical journey.
Dexter Gordon,Francois Cluzet,Gabrielle Haker,Lonette McKee,Martin Scorsese,Sandra Reaves-Phillips
Bertrand Tavernier's portrait of the friendship between an expatriate American jazz musician and the young Frenchman who idolizes him in the Paris of 1959. Wonderful story matched by its score!