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Artie Shaw: Quest for Perfection

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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 & Crew

Narrator Russell Davies
Executive Producer Graham Pass
Producer John Warburton


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