Artie Shaw: Quest for Perfection

Artie Shaw: Quest for Perfection

About this programme

Russell Davies narrates a profile of the jazz bandleader who died in 2004. He shot to fame in 1938 with his recording of Begin the Beguine and became the leading clarinettist of the swing era, marrying a succession of high-profile women including Lana Turner and Ava Gardner before retiring from the music world in 1954. Featuring archive footage and contributions from Shaw's contemporaries, critics and admirers.

Cast and crew

Cast

Narrator
Russell Davies

Crew

Executive Producer
Graham Pass
Producer
John Warburton
Categories
Music

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