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Author: Arnold PerlAlbert D'AnnibaleCourtney HafelaAram AvakianRay PhealanAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : New Yorker Films : Distributed by New Yorker Video, ©2000.
Series: American independents.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Collector's edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary films
Filmed performances
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Perl; Albert D'Annibale; Courtney Hafela; Aram Avakian; Ray Phealan; Bert Stern; Louis Armstrong; Mahalia Jackson; Gerry Mulligan; Dinah Washington; Chico Hamilton; Anita O'Day; George Shearing; Jimmy Giuffre; Chuck Berry; Jack Teagarden; Thelonious Monk; Big Maybelle; Sonny Stitt; Eli's Chosen Six.; New Yorker Films.; Galaxy Attractions (Firm); Raven Films.; New Yorker Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1567302149 9781567302141
OCLC Number: 43814555
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1959.
Special features include: "A Summer's Day with Bert Stern" (30 min.) ; Short cuts [featurettes] ; Weblink [text feature] ; production notes [text feature] ; interactive short short starring Bert Stern ; exclusive interactive journey behind the scenes.
Credits: Cameramen, Bert Stern, Courtney Hafela, Ray Phealan ; script, Arnold Perl, Albert d'Annibale ; musical director, George Avakian ; edited by Aram Avakian.
Performer(s): Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Gerry Mulligan, Dinah Washington, Chico Hamilton, Anita O'Day, George Shearing, Jimmy Giuffre, Chuck Berry, Jack Teagarden, Thelonious Monk, Big Maybelle, Sonny Stitt, Eli's Chosen Six.
Event notes: This film was photographed in Newport, R.I. during the Jazz Festival and the America Cup Trials.
Awards: "Selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, 1999"--Container
Description: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; 5.1 stereo. surround sound; digitally re-mastered.
Contents: Jazz on a summer's day Short cuts: Live performances --
Reflections ; (84 min.) ; Special features: Newport 1958 [text features] Jazz on film, The impossible, The Festival playlist, The America's Cup; New Yorker Films.
Series Title: American independents.
Other Titles: Bert Stern's jazz on a summer's day
Responsibility: a New Yorker Films release ; presented by Galaxy Attractions ; Raven Films ; produced and directed by Bert Stern.

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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.

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