Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
A retro DVD for jazz lovers
William V. Gagliardi | Aston, Pennsylvania | 06/17/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is exceedlingy hard to get, but worthwhile owning. The story is loosely based on the life of the great jazz saxophonist Charlie (Bird) Parker. Dick Gregory does an acceptable job in the lead role as Richie (Eagle) Stokes and the original music by Max Waldron has some bright moments. The DVD audio-visual quality is good. The search-for-scenes function could have more options. You must have a taste for jazz and nostalgia for the turbulent 1960s to really appreciate this movie."
James Ricardo | 11/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sweet Love, Bitter is a true examination of the American experience. It is rarely seen picture that is based on the last years of Charlie Parker. The film reveals the racial realities of the 50's/60's through the friendship of a black jazz musician and a down & out college professor which emerges in the alleys and grit of the metropolis. I highly recommend this film. And if you decide to buy or rent make sure to watch for the cigarette scene, it is one of the most memorable shots that has lasted in my mind through all the films I've seen."