Jazz on a Summer's Day

Jazz on a Summer's Day

Gerry Mulligan
Director: Bert Stern Cast: Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan
, Anita O'Day
Anita O'Day
Bert Stern


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Jazz on a Summer's Day is a priceless record of the 1958 Jazz Festival at Newport, Rhode Island. It just doesn't get better than this. We see Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington, Chuck Berry, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, George Shearing, Jack Teagarden, Sonny Stitt, Chico Hamilton, Anita O'Day and Big Maybelle, so we'd stay glued to the screen even if the film was poorly made. But it isn't: director Bert Stern not only does a masterful job of filming these imperishable greats at their very best, but he manages to make the whole enterprise fascinatingly fluid and thoroughly cinematic. Even non-jazz buffs will be exhilarated by Jazz on a Summer's Day.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/09/2021
UPC: 0738329251437
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 19,447

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gerry Mulligan Actor
Anita O'Day Actor
Mahalia Jackson Actor
Louis Armstrong Actor
Chuck Berry Actor
Chico Hamilton Actor
Big Maybelle Actor
Thelonious Monk Actor
George Shearing Actor
Jack Teagarden Actor
Dinah Washington Actor
Duke Ellington Actor

Technical Credits
Bert Stern Director,Cinematographer,Producer
Aram Avakian Editor
George Avakian Musical Direction/Supervision
Courtney Hafela Cinematographer
Ray Phealan Cinematographer

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