A Traveller’s Tale
A documentary about Slim Gaillard
A BBC production
I think it’s safe to say that Slim Gaillard was an entirely unique artist.
A musician who leaned towards comedy and who had a successful career as an actor too…
His musicianship was first class, good enough for Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to join with him in a session.
Where was he born?
Cuba or Detroit?
Was he really once stranded in Crete as a child and learned to speak Greek? Did he really travel to Lebanon and Syrian alone as a 12 year old.
Was he really rescued by a Romanian family when he landed in Detroit?
Sit back and enjoy this beautiful, trippy look at the life of a remarkable spirit.