Friday, April 04, 2008
George Clooney's Leatherheads: Nice Try, But ...
Let's call it one thumb up, one thumb down.
Here's my review, as published in Las Vegas City Life.
1)No space in the review to write about this, but ... the fine young New Orleans-bred trumpeter Christian Scott and his band appear in a nightclub sequence in Leatherheads, backing rising-star singer Ledisi on a bluesy, steamy version of George Gershwin's "The Man I Love."
2)In another barroom sequence, another NOLA native, Randy Newman, who wrote the score, makes a cameo as a piano player. He smashes a bottle over the head of a nearby brawler.
3)I can't remember where Newman and Scott are on the Jazz Fest schedule, but I plan/hope to catch them when I visit New Orleans in May.