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'Lush Life'

March 29, 1998|Leonard Feather

This 1994 cable movie is the rare exception to the rule that films about jazz have maintained a low level of authenticity through the years. The relationship between a saxophonist (Jeff Goldblum, pictured) and a trumpeter (Forest Whitaker) is warmly convincing. They work together on everything from jazz gigs to bar mitzvahs and baroque dates. Whereas Goldblum is in marital trouble (with Kathy Baker) Whitaker has an inoperable brain tumor (KCAL Sunday at 4 p.m.).

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