Jazz on a summers day

A Film By Bill Stern

Newport Jazz Festival ’58

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Short at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival it was released in 1960, a time capsule of late 1950s America and an amazing line up.

In order of billing:

Louis Armstrong
Mahalia Jackson
Gerry Mulligan
Dinah Washington
Chico Hamilton
Anita O’Day
George Shearing
Jimmy Guiffre
Chuck Berry
Jack Teagarden
Thelonious Monk
Big Maybelle

Sonny Stitt
Eli’s Chosen Six
David Bailey
Danny Barcellona
Boc Brookmeyer
Buck Clayton
Bill Crow
Eric Dolphy
Art Farmer
Harold Gaylor
Nathan Gershman
Terry Gibbs
Urbie Green
Henry Grimes
Jim Hall
Peanuts Hucko
Jo Jones
Ray Mosca
Armando Peraza
Max Roach
Rudy Rutherford
Sal Salvador
Willis Conover

The only thing I don’t understand about this otherwise magic film are the crowd shots, but hey, nothing’s perfect.


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