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Norman Granz at Montreux Jazz: Improvisation - Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald and More

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Please note: Disc 2 of this set contains some "film rushes" which do not have any sound. This is not a defect. These clips were added to enhance the archival nature of this DVD set. Page 6 of the booklet gives you information about these clips.

Editorial Reviews

In 1944 Norman Granz and Gjon Mili collaborated on a film about jazz music called Jammin The Blues. Highly
successful, it was nominated for the Oscar for Best Short Film and is described on the IMDB as Maybe the greatest film ever about jazz. In 1950 they collaborated again on a film about jazz improvisation that was never completed. This footage has now been combined with other film of jazz improvisation shot by Norman Granz at different times and locations to create this new film simply titled Improvisation . / Tracklisting:
Mili's Studio Sequence 1950 -
1) Opening Title 2) Ballade 3) Celebrity 4) Ad Lib
5) Pennies From Heaven 6) Blues For Greasy /
Duke Ellington at the Cote D'Azur -
7) Blues For Joan Miro
Count Basie At Montreux Jazz Festival 1977 - 8) Nob's Blues 9) Kidney Stew 10) These Foolish Things / Joe Pass 1979 - 11) Ain't Misbehavin 12) Prelude To A Kiss / Ella Fitzgerald 1979-
13) Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me 14) I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good /
Oscar Peterson At Montreux Jazz Festival 1977 -
15) Ali & Frazier /
Bonus Features:
Disc One: Portrait of Norman Granz narrated by Nat Hentoff /
Portraits by David Stone Martin -
Disc Two: Extra rushes / Interviews about the Mili session / Interviews
about Charlie Parker / Photo gallery of Paul Nodler's pictures of the Mili
session / The original 1944 film Jammin The Blues


Special features

None.

Product details

  • Actors: Lester Young, George 'Red' Callender, Harry Edison, Marlowe Morris, Sidney Catlett
  • Directors: Gjon Mili
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 4, 2007
  • Run Time: 280 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000ADKY4Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,302 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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