And even better, he was an arranger for Count Basie. I had the chance to see the orchestra in the 1970's with Basie in a wheelchair. I sure he wasn't with Basie but he must have been a great arranger to wotk with such a fantastic Jazz Orchestra.
I rarely ever cry, and I cried more than once. Disagree with pretty much every one of your criticisms. The end was great- he had to be the rock for everyone, especially the kids, and having to hold that in caused him to act out and take the jacket.