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Jazz On A Summer’s Day [DVD & CD remastered edition]

Jazz On A Summer’s Day [DVD & CD remastered edition]

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Jazz On A Summer's Day is one of the greatest jazz movies ever made.

Conceived by stills photographer Bert Stern and filmed over the four days of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, the movie not only captured inspired performances by some of the biggest names in jazz at the time, but also the style and fashions of late 1950s America.

Interspersing footage of the crowds and the America's Cup yacht races with the artists live on stage and largely devoid of dialogue, Stern's fluid form perfectly echoes the jazz vibe tempering a fly-on-the-wall documentary style with surreal, dreamlike flourishes.

Stern's eye for composition and subject matter is much in evidence in a series of unforgettable images of the performers which include Thelonious Monk, Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, George Shearing, Chuck Berry, Big Maybelle, Gerry Mulligan and peerless gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, the audience and the picturesque setting of Rhode Island that 4th July week-end. In 1999, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant'.

This double disc mediabook set includes an hour long CD of music highlights from the movie (recently chosen as an all-time classic album by Mojo magazine in its compendium, The Mojo Collection).

Extras include: interview with Bert Stern, an introduction to Jazz On A Summer's Day, artist biographies and a photo gallery. The full-colour booklet includes an informative essay by Fred Dellar.

Disc One DVD Live at The Newport Jazz Festival 4th, 5th & 6th July 1958

1. THE JIMMY GIUFFRE TRIO • The Train And The River 
2. THELONIOUS MONK • Blue Monk 
3. SONNY STITT & SAL SALVADOR • Loose Walk 
4. ANITA O'DAY • Sweet Georgia Brown 
5. ANITA O'DAY • Tea For Two 
6. GEORGE SHEARING • Rondo 
7. DINAH WASHINGTON • All Of Me 
8. GERRY MULLIGAN & THE CONCERT JAZZ BAND • As Catch Can 
9. BIG MAYBELLE • I Ain't Mad At You 
10. CHUCK BERRY • Sweet Little Sixteen 
11. THE CHICO HAMILTON QUINTET • Blue Sands 
12. LOUIS ARMSTRONG • Up A Lazy River 
13. LOUIS ARMSTRONG • Tiger Rag 
14. LOUIS ARMSTRONG • Rockin` Chair 
15. LOUIS ARMSTRONG • When The Saints Go Marchin' In 
16. MAHALIA JACKSON • Walk All Over God's Heaven 
17. MAHALIA JACKSON • Didn't It Rain? 
18. MAHALIA JACKSON • The Lord's Prayer 

Disc Two Audio CD Recorded Live at The Newport Jazz Festival 4th, 5th & 6th July 1958

1. THE JIMMY GIUFFRE TRIO • The Train And The River
2. THELONIOUS MONK • Blue Monk
3. SONNY STITT & SAL SALVADOR • Loose Walk
4. ANITA O'DAY • Sweet Georgia Brown
5. ANITA O'DAY • Tea For Two
6. DINAH WASHINGTON • All Of Me
7. GERRY MULLIGAN & THE CONCERT JAZZ BAND • As Catch Can
8. BIG MAYBELLE • I Ain't Mad At You
9. CHUCK BERRY • Sweet Little Sixteen
10. THE CHICO HAMILTON QUINTET • Blue Sands
11. LOUIS ARMSTRONG • Up A Lazy River
12. LOUIS ARMSTRONG • Tiger Rag
13. LOUIS ARMSTRONG • Rockin` Chair
14. LOUIS ARMSTRONG • When The Saints Go Marchin' In
15. MAHALIA JACKSON • Walk All Over God's Heaven
16. MAHALIA JACKSON • Didn't It Rain?
17. MAHALIA JACKSON • The Lord's Prayer

Release date: 17 July 2015 • available to pre-order now

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