In his only acting role, the late jazz great Miles Davis, who also worked on the soundtrack with film composer Michel Legrand, elevates DINGO, an otherwise slight-but-engaging Australian-French co-production.
In the film's prologue, Paris-based American jazz trumpeter Billy Cross (Davis) and his combo find themselves momentarily stranded on an airstrip in the Australian outback village of Poona Flats. Instantly assuming the role of self-appointed ambassador of good vibes, Cross stages an impromptu
concert on the tarmac, leaving youngster John Anderson entranced. Cross urges the boy to take up an instrument and invites him to look him up if he's ever in Paris be...