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Piano Blues

Director — and piano player — Clint Eastwood (Play Misty for Me, Bird, Unforgiven) explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical footage in addition to interviews and performances by such living legends as Pinetop Perkins and Jay McShann, as well as Dave Brubeck and Marcia Ball. Says Eastwood: "The blues has always been part of my musical life and the piano has a special place, beginning when my mother brought home all of Fats Waller's records. Also, the music has always played a part in my movies. A piano blues documentary gives me a chance to make a film that is more directly connected to the subject of the music than the features that I have been doing throughout my career."

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  • Originally Aired October 4, 2003
  • Runtime 90 minutes
  • Network PBS
  • On Other Sites IMDB
  • Notes Is the series finale
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Name Type Role
Clint Eastwood Writer
Martha Davis Guest Star Self (archive footage)
Duke Ellington Guest Star Self (archive footage)
Henry 'Professor Longhair' Byrd Guest Star Self (archive footage)
Willie Dixon Guest Star Self (archive footage)
Cab Calloway Guest Star Self (archive footage)
Fats Domino Guest Star Self (archive footage)
Count Basie Guest Star Self (archive footage)
Ray Charles Guest Star Self
Dr. John Guest Star Self
Charles Brown Guest Star Self (archive footage)
Nat 'King' Cole Guest Star Self (archive footage)
Clint Eastwood Guest Star Self
Dave Brubeck Guest Star Self
Clint Eastwood Director