Directed by Herbert Danska. A Gerald Kleppel and Robert Ferman Presentation.
In this thinly disguised account of the last years of Charlie "Bird" Parker, comedian Dick Gregory stars as Richie "Eagle" Stokes, a jazz saxophonist with a genius for friendship and self-destruction.
"Off the market for over a quarter-century, "Sweet Love, Bitter" remains one of the first honest portrayals of the jazz experience! Dick Gregory gives a powerful performance. Charles McPherson ghosts for Gregory in an evocative score by Mal Waldron."
-- Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"Quite possibly the bets movie ever made about jazz."
-- Francis Davis, The Philadelphia Inquirer