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‘Round Midnight Intro

We will be joined by musician and composer John Ellis who will introduce the film.

Film details

Featuring cameos from Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock (amongst others), Bertrand Tavernier’s portrait of fictional saxophonist Dale Turner, regarded as a composite of Bud Powell and Lester Young, is powered by a towering lead performance from an Oscar-nominated Dexter Gordon. The film spawned two soundtracks, an official score by Hancock (Academy Award Winner) and Gordon’s The Other Side of Round Midnight, one of his last recordings.