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A Great Day In Harlem (2-Disc Special Edition) (Full Frame)

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Physical Media FormatDVD
Release Date06/05/2006
Studio & Production CompanySony Pictures Home Entertainment
Movie GenreDocumentary, Music & Performance
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A Great Day In Harlem: The story and sounds behind the most famous photo in the history of Jazz

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A Great Day In Harlem: The story and sounds behind the most famous photo in the history of JazzIn 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'.

Featurette, Bonus Disc/Video.

"Art Kane"; "Bill Charlap and Kenny Washington"; "Copycat Photos"; "Stories from the Making of 'A Great Day in Harlem'"; "Liner notes by Whitney Balliett"; Bonus 2nd Disc Includes Over Two Hours of New Video Profiles of the 57 Musicians involved in the photograph!; Presented in Black and White.


Movie Genre
Documentary, Music & Performance
Special Edition
Art Blakey, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Buck Clayton, Chubby Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ernie Wilkins, Hank Jones, Horace Silver, Marian McPartland, Max Kaminsky, Mike Lipskin, Milt Hinton, Quincy Jones, Sonny Rollins
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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0.70 x 5.50 x 7.80 Inches
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