"In the late '80s a friend gave me a record that completed my life. It got me hooked on Latin Jazz."
Director Fernando Trueba speaks these words in the opening moments of "Calle 54," his Spanish language documentary that captures sublime performances of many of the music genre's greatest living legends.
A love letter to the smooth brass, sonorously liquid bass, lissome keyboarding and potent drum beats that make up this soothing, harmonious, mellifluous musical form, this film is simply and admirably an attempt by Trueba ("Belle Epoque") to create a resounding historical record.
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