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Documentary:
A Great Day In Harlem
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VHS
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Description In August of 1958, in front of a Harlem brownstone, first-time photographer Art Kane assembled 57 of the greatest jazz stars of all time and snapped a picture that would live forever.

Narrated by Quincy Jones, this "irresistible" (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times), Academy Award - nominated documentary examines the fascinating lives of the musicians who showed up that day to make history. Through remarkable interviews with nearly 30 jazz greats (including Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey), home movies shot by Milt and Mona Hinton, and rare, archival performance footage, A Great Day in Harlem tells the story behind a legendary photograph that is still alive and kicking - and jammin'!

60 minutes, Color/Black & White / Stereo

Plus! "The Spitball Story"
Dizzy Gillespie, known as one of the founders of modern jazz, was also known for playing endless practical jokes. But when a fed-up Cab Calloway fired him, Dizzy had the last laugh! A film by Jean Bach with Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie and Jonah Jones.

21 minutes, Color/Black & White / Stereo

This DVD is encoded for Region 1 (U.S. & Canada only) and will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
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Label MVD - Music Video Distributors
Number J-714/DJ-714
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