‘Round Midnight

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

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.

131 minutes

English and French

Partial English

Country of origin:
France and USA

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