Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon

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Release date: May 30, 2008

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Jazz trumpeter Jack Sheldon perseveres through substance abuse and personal tragedy.

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Critic Reviews for Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon

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  • Despite -- or, perhaps, because of -- his cult status, Sheldon makes a compelling centerpiece for the lively, nostalgic documentary Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon.

    May 30, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Beautifully photographed with an impossible to forget score.

    September 26, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4.0 | Full Review…
  • Production values are rough, but the lack of polish serves both Sheldon's raffish, off-color persona and the film's argument that L.A. jazz is still alive in small nightclubs, not something confined to a much-mythologized past.

    June 5, 2008 | Full Review…

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