[JPL] Jazz in France/Paris Blues

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 27 16:05:40 EDT 2008

I didn't know that Larry about the original screenplay. Very interesting. From what I recall Dianne Carroll liked Poitier in the movie and Woodward... Newman correct? If that is true it wouldn't be surprising of course with 1961 politics.

Jae Sinnett  

--- On Sat, 9/27/08, Larry Appelbaum <jumpmonk at hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: Larry Appelbaum <jumpmonk at hotmail.com>
> Subject: RE: [JPL] Jazz in France/Paris Blues
> To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
> Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008, 3:52 PM
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> Jae,
> Paul Gonsalves ghosted the tenor part for Sidney Poitier.
> For what it's worth, the original screenplay featured
> two inter-racial couples. Soundtrack is very good.
> Larry
> > In my research for my lecture on jazz in France and
> hearing of the death of Paul Newman... I came across
> something that reminded me of the film "Paris
> Blues." This was Paul Newman's second feature in a
> leading role and the film is certainly in line with my
> discussion. I'll have to watch it again to perhaps
> capture some nuances that go beyond the reasons of what we
> already know...as to why many jazz musicians headed to
> France and what happened after they got there. Don't
> remember if this was a fictional or non-fictional portrayal
> of specific musicians. Obviously many musicians headed
> over...enough so to give a writer a screenplay idea. The
> movie also presents an interesting bit of trivia...
> > 
> > Paul Newman didn't play his trombone part...nor
> did Sidney Poitier play the saxophone. Murry MacEachern
> dubbed Newman's trombone parts but does any one know who
> dubbed Sidney's sax part for the movie? I didn't
> know this until recently. 
> > 
> > Jae Sinnett    
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