Jazz on A Summer's Day

Jazz on A Summer's Day

DVD - 2000
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Enshrined in the National Film Registry in 1999, Bert Stern's 1959 film offers precisely what its title promises. Along with a wealth of great music, the film subtly conveys the economic differences between the music's origins and Newport's wealthy citizens, and highlights the concentration and playfulness of great musicians by photographing them as intimately as possible. Despite the title, this concert film's performances--captured over the course of a weekend during the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival--really shine when night falls. As a documentary, it stylishly immortalizes transcendently beautiful music played on a glorious day, suggesting in the process that film might have no higher purpose.
Publisher: New York : New Yorker Films, [2000]
Edition: Collector's edition
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9781567302141
Branch Call Number: DVD 781.65 J339 2000
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in


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Missumuch Nov 29, 2013

One of the greatest forages ever of a Newport Jazz Festival ever, from Anita O day to Mahalia Jackson. A must see for anyone who loves Jazz. A great account of watching Jazz outside without out the wildness of an outdoor concert and no out of control screaming music goers…a calm, peaceful, Jazz experience and you get to see the fashions of the day. Fantastic.


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