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A night in Havana : Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba

Author: Dizzy GillespieNim PolanetskaJohn HollandArturo SandovalGonzalo RubalcabaAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Docurama ; [New York, N.Y.] : Distributed by New Video Group, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a celebration of the life and work of jazz pioneer Dizzy Gillespie. Captures notable musical moments from his trip to Cuba, as well as quiet reflections on the importance of Afro-Cuban music to his art and sense of self. Includes performances of Blues, Con alma, Gee baby, Manteca, A night in Tunisia, and Swing low, sweet Cadillac.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Music
Named Person: Dizzy Gillespie; Dizzy Gillespie
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dizzy Gillespie; Nim Polanetska; John Holland; Arturo Sandoval; Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Allen Honigberg; Winterscene (Firm); Studio-on-Hudson (Firm); Chiasma Productions.; Cubana Bop Partners.; Docurama (Firm); New Video Group.; Conjunto Folklórico Nacional (Cuba)
ISBN: 0767081439 9780767081436
OCLC Number: 60504515
Notes: Originally released in 1988.
Special features: filmmaker biography; filmmaker statement; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Bill Megalos ; editor, Vincent Stenerson ; music, Dizzy Gillespie.
Performer(s): Dizzy Gillespie and his band (Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet ; Sayyd Abdul Al-Khabyyr, saxophone, clarinet ; Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, drums ; Big Black, congas ; Walter Davis, Jr., piano; John G. Lee, bass) ; Arturo Sandoval and his band ; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano, and his band ; El Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba ; interviewer, Allen Honigberg.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital, stereo.
Contents: National welcome --
Basking on the beach --
A million notes --
Singing to the crowd --
Voice of a people --
Religious roots --
Reminders of home --
An ear for sound --
In the spotlight --
Shaping the music --
Breaking it down.
Other Titles: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba
Responsibility: Winterscene, in association with Studio-on-Hudson presents a Polanetska/Holland film ; produced by Chiasma, Inc. for Cubana Bop Partners ; produced by Nim Polanetska ; directed by John Holland.

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Presents a celebration of the life and work of jazz pioneer Dizzy Gillespie. Captures notable musical moments from his trip to Cuba, as well as quiet reflections on the importance of Afro-Cuban music to his art and sense of self. Includes performances of Blues, Con alma, Gee baby, Manteca, A night in Tunisia, and Swing low, sweet Cadillac.

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