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Part 1: Clint Eastwood on Jazz & Film

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Amy Adams and Clint Eastwood in "Trouble with the Curve."

In 1996, while a host at the radio station WQEW New York, Jonathan Schwartz had the opportunity to sit down and talk music, literature and film with the legendary actor/musician/director Clint Eastwood.

In the first part of this 3 part interview series, Clint Eastwood and Jonathan discuss music. Clint Eastwood recalls his first meeting with Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, chats about the music used in his films and answers the burning question, "What does the music of Frank Sinatra mean to you?"

We are pleased to bring you this great interview, from the archives.  

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Comments [4]

Victoria Crompton from CT

I just want to say that I think The Jonathan Schwartz Show is the cat's meow and I listen every chance I get. Thank you!

Oct. 19 2014 03:13 PM
Tanya Knoll from Staten Island

I loved your conversation with Clint Eastwood.A highly intelligent man and is knowledgeable about music of which I was not aware of.Pertaining to the question about Frank Sinatra,I don't think we will ever see the likes of anyone else that could compare to him Frank Sinatra was magnetic.Clint Eastwood always had a charm about him.

Mar. 12 2014 02:52 PM
Aleck Grishkevich from Marina del Rey, CA

An intro -but not the best - to what must in some warehouse - or his closet - be hours and hours of interviews and "live" guests down through "Jonathan Time," including the singer mentioned by Clint Eastwood in clip officially posted from Jonathan's short-lived offering on what I think at the time as identified as CATV.
Not to denigrate Mr. Hartman's charms - of which there were many - but, he never broke into the forefront of his profession because at the time he was active there were so many like him, i.e. David Allyn (Where else but you know where would you hear this great Great American Songbook interpreters); meant to be a comment on the paucity of talent now-a-days, a phenomena for which Mr. Eastwood offers a plausible explanation in the posted clip as well.

Mar. 12 2014 04:14 AM
Patrick Duffy

For those who assume Clint Eastwood is simply Dirty Harry or Pale Rider, this is a shock. He is an musical intellectual, and an important actor. He is an American Icon.

Mar. 11 2014 07:12 PM

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