Paris Blues (1961)

Paris Blues is a 1961 American drama film made on location in Paris, starring Sidney Poitier (February 20, 1927 – January 6, 2022) as expatriate jazz saxophonist Eddie Cook, and Paul Newman as trombone-playing Ram Bowen.
The two men romance two vacationing American tourists, Connie Lampson (Diahann Carroll) and Lillian Corning (Joanne Woodward).

Paul Newman was coached in playing the trombone by Billy Byers while the playing for Newman on the soundtrack was done by Murray McEachern.
Sidney Poitier’s tenor sax playing was done by Paul Gonsalves.


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OST composed by Duke Ellington, featuring Louis Armstrong on 2 tracks (as Wild Man Moore in the movie).

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