- Oct 13, 2007
- Alexandria, VA
- Real Name
- Andrew McClure
Coming to DVD and Blu-ray February 9th from Kino Classics and IndieCollect!
Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
Directed by Bert Stern
Starring: Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Chuck Berry
New 4K restoration from IndieCollect!
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, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition of The Lord’s Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning. Presented in a stunning 4K restoration by IndieCollect.
*"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" (Blu-ray only)
*Extended audio of Mahalia Jackson's "The Lord's Prayer"
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TCM showed this back in June when they did their spotlight on Jazz in film.