'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris
'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris (2007)

In the 1950s and '60s, Jackie Paris was one of the most celebrated jazz vocalists of his generation; he collaborated with such giants as Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Dizzy Gillespie, he was a favorite of leading music critics,… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 7, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 31, 2009
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An interesting Jazz documentary portrait piece of one of music's 'almost' men.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

It's a fascinating tale that reveals as much about the cutthroat nature of the music biz as it does about this witty, nostalgia-prone elder statesman.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Part adoring fan letter, part meditation on the elusive nature of fame and success, part investigative piece, 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris is a music documentary of uncommon richness.

Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

At times fascinating, but De Felitta's presentation is sometimes a little skewed.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

It gives us a glimpse back to a time when hepcats were cool and jazz was king, reminding us that the power of great music transcends time, fate, exile and even death.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Like the maker of the similar documentary Stone Reader, De Felitta is determined to restore Paris' work to public view. Based on the many delightful samples on the soundtrack, it's an exemplary goal.

Trevor Johnston

A striking portrait of the price of fame and the transience of the music business spotlight.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It's hard not to be moved by 'Tis Autumn -- The Search for Jackie Paris.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

The film serves him well, replaying a few surviving recordings that make clear what a beautifully melodious voice he had and what a talent went wasted.

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Kevin Maher
Times (UK)

Beginning as dreary jazz hagiography but ending as unflinching personal investigation.

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