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Jazz on a Summer's Day

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Genres: Documentary, Music
Starring: Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Gerry Mulligan
Director: Aram Avakian, Bert Stern
Plot Synopsis:

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer, Bert Stern. JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition or The Lord's Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.

The 1959 classic is considered one of the most extraordinary and possibly the first concert film ever made. Its sparkling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect, recently premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival. The film was named to the National Film Registry in 1999, and its restoration was funded by the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress in time to celebrate the film's 60th Anniversary.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 9th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1959
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Kino Lorber
  • Technical Specs
    Length:85 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.33:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:
    • "Bert Stern: Original Madman" (2011 documentary by Shannah Laumeister Stern)
    • Archival interviews with director Bert Stern
    • Audio commentary by music journalist Natalie Weiner
    • Bern Stern photo galleries
    • Booklet essay by Nate Chinen, author of "Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century"
    • Extended audio of Mahalia Jackson's "The Lord's Prayer"
    • Trailer