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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'!
Hours of New Special Features! "Art Kane" Featurette "Bill Charlap and Kenny Washington" Featurette "Copycat Photos" Featurette "Stories from the Making of A Great Day in Harlem" Featurette PLUS: Bonus 2nd Disc Includes Over Two Hours of New Video Profiles of the 59 Musicians involved in the photograph!
Loved it. I have had a copy of the photo for years and thought what a beautiful story it would be to see how all those GREATS got in that place at the same time. Fantastic :-)Published 2 months ago by cheryl congo
Any serious jazz fan is familiar with the posters of A Great Day in Harlem, but not everyone is aware that this video exists. While I knew it was around I had not seen it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. Howard Courtney
How could this not be anything but great? It's a cool look back into the days when the Jazz was evolving and the great players were in their primes.Published 6 months ago by Marty Molloy
Fascinating documentary about this iconic photo. Many first-hand interviews. Love it....and now on DVD!Published 9 months ago by Cindy E.
I saw a poor quality copy of this video four years ago, without ever knowing about the famous picture. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Herbert miller