Cool Cats

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The story of two jazz giants who are forced to relocate to a musical small town

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Cool Cats

Cool Cats

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In the mid-1960s, tenor saxophone stars Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon leave behind America. When they reach the Danish capital Copenhagen, they end up staying for years. Here, they find caring jazz-loving population who greets the two tenor sax players as musical saviors. They are getting paid after jobs and the Danish women are more than happy to make the musicians feel at home. But is the Danish experience really the dream that it seems to be?

The film’s visual backbone consists of Ben Webster’s own 8MM footage which resurfaces here for the first time. Furthermore, the film contains numerous rare clips with the two jazz greats.

Director Janus Køster-Rasmussen
Producer Morten Thomsen Højsgaard
Produced by DR Historie for DR TV
Duration 59 min. & 83 min.
Year of Production 2015
Original Title Cool Cats
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