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Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational ... See full summary »

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Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at a particular time and place. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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11 November 1960 (Finland)  »

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In 1958, Bert Stern was inspired by a friend to take some pictures of the Newport Jazz Festival. Following a turn of events, Stern decided to produce a full length motion picture. See more »

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a remarkable documentary visually and musically

a film full of magic and superb music. Newport Jazz Festival in 1958 -- with shots as well of the America's Cup races that year that don't add much. Diverse musicians, including Monk, Armstrong. Highlights: Chico Hamilton Quintet -- visually stunning; Fred Katz practicing in a bedroom with light and smoke framing the Bach Cello #1; Anita O'Day in total synch with the audience; the interplay between Armstrong and his band; and many more. One of my favorite movies ever.


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