Duke Ellington: Reminiscing in Tempo
Duke Ellington: Reminiscing in Tempo (2006)

Filmmaker Gary Keys crafts a compelling tribute to late jazz icon Duke Ellington in this companion piece to Keys' 1980 documentary Memories of Duke, which combines unseen clips captured during the famed pianist and bandleader's 1968… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 15, 2006
DVD Release Date: March 22, 2011
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

This documentary about Duke Ellington is too meandering to be of much use to the uninitiated, but Ellington fans will be grateful for the vintage film clips.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

This puff piece is shapeless, repetitive and feels much longer than it is.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Keys's tribute to a tribute is a charming riff on an epic figure.

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Reminiscing in Tempo is simply not in sync with its subject matter.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Messily affectionate.

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