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.