Most jazzy movie buzz has been focused on Leonard Chess -- from his dueling biopics to the questionable casting of Beyonce as Etta James. However, The Hollywood Reporter posts that there's another dose of jazz gearing up for a release this May, courtesy of Palm Pictures -- the documentary Anita O'Day: The Life of a Music Legend.

On the one side, it's a story rich with music. O'Day is considered one of the great female jazz singers. Her voice was deep and almost purring as it sped through lyrics with speed and ease. However, on the other side, it was a life of turmoil and drama. She struggled with rape, as well as troubles with alcoholism and drugs -- from an arrest for marijuana possession that landed her in jail, to a rough addiction to heroin -- one that almost killed her, got her arrested again, and resulted in even more jail time.
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