Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon
Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon (2008)

Though commonly recognized by many from his longtime stint as Merv Griffin's comedic sidekick on The Merv Griffin Show, trumpeter and vocalist Jack Sheldon qualifies, hands-down, as a force of jazz and one of the most unique talents in… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 5, 2008
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James C. Taylor
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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.

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