Jazz on a Summer's Day

As generous a dish of top jazz music as any cat could take in one gulp.

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Jazz on a Summer's Day

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival and directed by world-renowned photographer Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer's Day features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition or The Lord's Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.
Not Rated
Genre
Music, Jazz, Documentary
Runtime
85
Language
English
Director
Aram Avakian
Bert Stern
Cast
Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington
FEATURED REVIEW
Bosley Crowther, NYT

AS generous a dish of top jazz music as any cat could take in one gulp is beautifully ladled off the sound track of "Jazz on a Summer's Day," a color film about the Newport Jazz Festival that opened at the Fifth Avenue Cinema and the Fifty-fifth Street Playhouse yesterday. While the music is pouring ...

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