This Warner Bros. short is a jam session with several outstanding African-American jazz musicians, including Lester Young. Darkly lit and with a mood that matches the music, the film was groundbreaking in its day and was a showcase for then lesser-known musicians and entertainers who would not otherwise have had exposure to a much larger audience.
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Director Gjon Mili
had been an award-winning still photographer for Life magazine but had never made a movie before. See more
This - is a jam session. Quite often, these great artists gather and play, ad lib, hot music. It could be called a midnight symphony.