GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK – [:89]
NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT
Straighten Up and Fly Right up
NEA JAZZ MASTER DIANNE REEVES HAS FIVE GRAMMYS TO HER NAME. ONE OF THOSE STEMMED FROM THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE FILM, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK. GEORGE CLOONEY NOT ONLY DIRECTED THE FILM, BUT HE ALSO CHOSE THE MUSIC AND TAPPED REEVES TO PERFORM THE JAZZ STANDARDS ON SCREEN.
Dianne Reeves: Man, I asked George Clooney, I was like, “Why me?” He said, “My aunt loved you.” And I said, “Really? I met her one time. He said, “She told me.” You never know whose radar you’re on.
One For My Bay up, hot
I thought I would just be on the credits of the film. And then they sent a script, and I’m like what? Jazz singer. I was like, that’s me, and I thought okay. And then George Clooney, who wrote and directed the film, he said, “Oh, no, no, no, no, no. We’ll do those live in the film. He said, “Well, that’s the best way to enjoy this music.” I said, “You’re absolutely right about that.”
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH VOCALIST DIANNE REEVES WAS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.