Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Music, and particularly jazz, knows no borders, and this documentary follows the eminent trumpet great Dizzy Gillespie during a musical tour of Cuba, during which he gets to meet with Fidel Castro and has fun with local dancers and musicians. In concert footage, the balloon-cheeked musician plays A Night in Tunisia and Cubana Bop, among other favorites. In interviews, the musician speaks about his past and the musical compositions which have inspired him.
behind-the-scenes, Calypso-music, concert-footage, concert-tours, Cuba, jazz, legend [famous person], music-festival, musician, trumpet