Sweet and Lowdown


1h 35m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Emmet Ray, according to himself, was the greatest jazz guitarist of the 1920s and 1930s. At least in New York, anyway. Although Ray certainly had a signature style and a melodic skill, those who knew Ray best admit that perhaps he was best known in his extra-musical roles -- as a pimp and a kleptoma

Film Details

Also Known As
Accords et desaccords, Dur och moll
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Emmet Ray, according to himself, was the greatest jazz guitarist of the 1920s and 1930s. At least in New York, anyway. Although Ray certainly had a signature style and a melodic skill, those who knew Ray best admit that perhaps he was best known in his extra-musical roles -- as a pimp and a kleptomaniac whose fatal flaws hung over his career like a black cloud.

Crew

Leon Adair

Other

Howard Alden

Music

Howard Alden

Song Performer

Howard Alden

Song

Woody Allen

Screenplay

Sarah Allentuch

Casting Associate

Michael Anthony

Location Assistant

Letty Aronson

Co-Executive Producer

Mark Bachman

Other

Abby Bailey

Assistant Production Accountant

David E Baron

Assistant Camera Operator

Harry Barris

Song

Laura Cunningham Bauer

Costume Designer

J.e. Beaucaire

Executive Producer

Sidney Bechet

Song

Sidney Bechet

Song Performer

Bix Beiderbecke

Song Performer

Katherine Belsey

Post-Production Coordinator

Ben Bernie & Orchestra

Song

Stephen G. Bishop

Hair

Euday L Bowman

Song

Philip Braham

Song

Julius Brammer

Song

Robert Brennan

Best Boy Grip

Richard Brick

Unit Production Manager

Richard Brick

Coproducer

James Brockman

Song

David Brotsky

Production Assistant

Lew Brown

Song

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Milton Buras

Hair

Henry Busse

Song

Sheri Bylander

Assistant Editor

Irving Caesar

Song

Kenneth Casey

Song

Leonello Casucci

Song

Kay Chapin

Script Supervisor

Lauren G Chapin

Assistant

James Chirillo

Song Performer

John Clifford

Photography

Jack Coffen

Best Boy

Marko Constanzo

Foley Artist

Sara Corrigan

Assistant Editor

Katy Kei Cunnigham

Post-Production Assistant

Ford Dabney

Song

Scott David

Visual Effects

Lew Davis

Song

B G Desylva

Song

Patricia Kerrigan Dicerto

Casting Associate

Lee Dichter

Rerecording

Frank Didio

Carpenter

Drew Dillard

Location Manager

Norman Douglass

Stunt Man

Jean Doumanian

Producer

Al Dubin

Song

Kate Eales

Assistant Sound Editor

Patricia Eiben

Wardrobe Supervisor

Duke Ellington

Song

Kimberly N. Fajen

Production Coordinator

Debora Fearon

Craft Service

Zhao Fei

Dp/Cinematographer

Zhao Fei

Director Of Photography

Alex Fernandez

Set Production Assistant

Kristi Fitts

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Ramsey Fong

Other

Kelly Friesen

Music

Kelly Friesen

Song Performer

Douglas Furber

Song

Meredith Garlick

Assistant

Sarah Rae Garrett

Set Production Assistant

Camille Geier

Visual Effects

Peter Gelfman

Property Master

L. Wolfe Gilbert

Song

Jessica Glass

Production Assistant

Regina Graves

Assistant Set Decorator

Frank Graziadei

Other

Johnny Green

Song

Michael Green

Camera Operator

Vincent Guarriello

Grip

Christian Halac

Art Assistant

Valerie Haller

Special Thanks To

James F. Hanley

Song

Will J Harris

Song

Robert Hein

Sound Editor

Joel Helleny

Song Performer

Joel Helleny

Other

Edward Heyman

Song

Billy Higgins

Song

John Hirst

Other

Bradford L Hohle

Consultant

Barrett Hong

Wardrobe Supervisor

Dick Hyman

Song

Dick Hyman

Music Arranger

Dick Hyman

Song Performer

Dick Hyman

Music

Edward Iacobelli

Transportation Captain

Robert C Janiszewski

Special Thanks To

Lisa Janowski

Assistant Director

Charles H. Joffe

Co-Executive Producer

Greg Johnson

Special Thanks To

James P Johnson

Song

Al Jolson

Song

Isham Jones

Song

Gus Kahn

Song

Bert Kalmar

Song

Jon Kaloudis

Art Assistant

Robert Katscher

Song

John William Kellette

Song

James Kendis

Song

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Hyun-joo Kim

Assistant Art Director

Ted Koehler

Song

Beth Kuhn

Assistant Art Director

Robert Kushner

Wig Supplier

Amanda Ladd

Accountant

Eddie Lang

Song Performer

Henry Lange

Song

Jessica Lanier

Set Decorator

George Lara

Foley

Les Lazarowitz

Sound Mixer

Jean Lenoir

Song

Anastasia Leopold

Wardrobe

Alisa Lepselter

Editor

Walt Levinsky

Music

Jennifer Lilly

Apprentice

Franz Lizst

Music

Glenn Lloyd

Researcher

Santo Loquasto

Production Designer

Pietro Lorino

Production Accountant

Ray Ludwig

Song

Fionnuala Lynch

Wardrobe Supervisor

Henry Lyte

Song

Ballard Macdonald

Song

Cecil Mack

Song

Colin Maclellan

Set Production Assistant

Carmel Malin

Music

Gerald Marks

Song

Leonard Mastrantoni

Assistant

Robin Mcallister

Assistant Property Master

Michael Mcbrien

Location Assistant

Patrick J Mcmahon

Set Production Assistant

Sylvia Menno

Dialogue Editor

Jill Meyers

Music

Kiersten Pilar Miller

Set Production Assistant

Irving Mills

Song

Jessica Milstein

Set Decorator

Billy Moll

Song

Dick Monday

Song Performer

William Monk

Song

A Lee Morris

Camera

Christie Mullen

Location Assistant

Gary Muller

Assistant Camera Operator

Yasmine Mustaklim

Accounting Assistant

Margo Myers

Unit Production Manager

Jennifer Newman

Wardrobe Assistant

Red Nichols

Song Performer

Kimberly A Noble

Location Assistant

John Ottesen

Special Effects Coordinator

Ron Ottesen

Special Effects Coordinator

W. Benton Overstreet

Song

Richard Patrick

Assistant Director

George Patsos

Key Grip

Glenfield Payne

Sound Effects Editor

Jay Peck

Foley Artist

Ken Peplowski

Other

Ken Peplowski

Song Performer

Ron Petagna

Construction Coordinator

Suzanne Pettit

Wardrobe Supervisor

Maceo Pinkard

Song

Bucky Pizzarelli

Song Performer

Bucky Pizzarelli

Music

Eva Polywka

Makeup

Heather Priest

Assistant Costume Designer

Michael Proscia

Gaffer

Bruce Pross

Foley Editor

Howdy Quicksell

Song

H. W. Ragas

Song

Bing Rao

Other

Django Reinhardt

Song Performer

Django Reinhardt

Song

Helen Anne Rella

Dga Trainee

Jerome Richardson

Song Performer

Jerome Richardson

Music

Neil Riha

Boom Operator

Paul Robinson

Assistant Art Director

Elizabeth Roles

Wardrobe Assistant

Jack Rollins

Co-Executive Producer

Shuping Lu Roman

Other

Vincent Rose

Song

Laura Rosenthal

Casting

Tom Rosseter

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jason Rubenstein

Set Production Assistant

Harry Ruby

Song

Melanie Ryder

Assistant Sound Editor

Salvatore Savo

Office Assistant

Cliff Schorr

Scenic Artist

Andy Seigel

Consultant

Larry Shields

Song

Kate Siamon

Production Assistant

Bruce Siever

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Accords et desaccords, Dur och moll
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Award Nominations

Best Actor

1999
Sean Penn

Best Supporting Actress

1999
Samantha Morton

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 3, 1999

Released in United States December 10, 1999

Expanded Release in United States January 21, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 10, 2000

Released in United States on Video June 20, 2000

Released in United States September 1999

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) September 1-11, 1999.

Sony Pictures Classics reportedly paid $2.5 million for the rights.

Additional photography took place in New York City, late March - early April 1999.

Began shooting August 31, 1998.

Completed shooting early December 1998.

Released in United States Winter December 3, 1999

Released in United States December 10, 1999 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States January 21, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 10, 2000

Released in United States on Video June 20, 2000

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 3-6, 1999.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) September 1-11, 1999.)