Great Day in Harlem

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Art kane, now deceased, coordinated a group photograph of all the top jazz musicians in nyc in the year 1958. The documentary compiles interviews of many of the musicians in the photograph to talk about the day of the photograph, and it shows film footage taken that day by milt hinton and his wife.


Studio Image Entertainment
SKU 202104660
UPC 014381303520
UPC 14 00014381303520
Format DVD
Release Date 1/3/2006
Aspect Ratio
Pan and Scan (TV Format)  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Bach,Jean
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Art Blakely - Actor
Art Blakey - Actor
Buck Clayton - Actor
Dizzy Gillespie - Actor
Jean Bach - Director
Jean Bach - Writer/Story
Mathew Seig - Producer
Quincy Jones - Actor
Sonny Rollins - Actor
Stuart Samuels - Producer
Susan Peehl - Writer/Story
Susan Peehl - Editor
Oscar (1995) Jean Bach, Nominee, Best Documentary, Features
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Jazz fan Jean Bach turned A Great Day in Harlem into a labor of love. This motion picture, with its countless anecdotes about elements of the photograph and the effort that went into taking it, is a joy to watch. We learn why Thelonious Monk wore a light coat and positioned himself next to Marian McPartland and Mary Lou Williams. We're told about Dizzy Gillespie's penchant for sticking his tongue out. We are let in on the truth about why Count Basie was sitting on the curb next to a group of children. Throughout the film's sixty minute running time, many of the surviving participants relate fond memories of the day and each other.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Special Edition, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Bach,Jean
Label Home Vision
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
New York Times Unique... delightful little tidbits... brilliantly alive... a wonderful documentary...
San Francisco Chronicle Lovely, funny, moving ...darts and sways like a good solo...
The New Yorker A brilliant, funny, moving altogether miraculous documentary.
The Onion For jazz fans, it plays like the Rosetta Stone...
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