December 31, 2018
Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1958)
Plot: Concert film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. This documentary mixes images of water and the city with the performers and audience at the festival, and progresses from day to night, from improvisational music to Gospel.
Directors: Aram Avakian, Bert Stern
Main Stars: Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, Anita O’Day, Thelonius Monk
Genres: Documentary, Music