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The agile, highly nuanced style of 70-year-old French pianist Solal (who’s worked with masters ranging from Django Reinhardt to Sidney Bechet) is in particular evidence here. But because Solal performs so many carefully structured numbers at the same sprightly tempo — and drummer Paul Motian restricts himself to brushes throughout — Just Friends has a set-in-its-ways feel. B-

Just Friends
type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
runtime
  • 94 minutes
director

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