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Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 2 May 1960 (Sweden)
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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Their Songs and Music Set the Musical Mood

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2 May 1960 (Sweden)  »

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Bert Stern's Jazz on a Summer's Day  »

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Bert Stern, when trying to retrieve his archives from Spain, offered the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library, all the footage of the film, along with the outtakes, in return for their paying the outstanding $50,000 storage bill and shipping them back to New York. See more »

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9 August 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I agree with the other review almost completely, except just to point out that the scene mentioned above does not feature Fred Katz. Rather, it's Nathan (Nat) Gershman, who succeeded Katz in the cellist chair in 1958...


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