Calle 54 (2001)
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Critic Reviews for Calle 54
As much a thrill to watch as it is to listen to, a rare combination for a concert film.
Collectively, the numbers add up to a triumph of ecstatic mood swinging.
This is one fan's valentine to the music he loves. It just happens that the fan is a terrific filmmaker and the music loves him back.
Although it isn't the human-interest story that Buena Vista Social Club was, Fernando Trueba's Calle 54 is the next best thing to that milestone musical documentary.
What makes Calle 54 great is precisely what's missing from the other. Trueba shows us the creative act of playing music, not just a bunch of famous folks performing.
Audience Reviews for Calle 54
(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Don't expect a truly insightful documentary about Latin Jazz here. This film is more about the music itself and you get plenty of that here!
Latin Jazz in all its color, passion and fury. Fantastic numbers from some of the greatest musicians of the genre.
Giovanni Hidalgo is amazing playing with Tito Puente. Excellent improvisation from Bebo Valdez and his son Chucho. Patato on the congas. A must see!
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