Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960) IMDb English | DVDRip XviD AC3-therthe | AVI | XviD 640x272 1662Kbps 23.976fps | AC3 384Kbps 6Ch 48KHz | 1hr 21mn | 1.17GB Genre: Documentary | Music IMDb rating: 7.8/10 (354 votes) Director: Aram Avakian, Bert Stern
The 1959 Newport Jazz Festival was a true musical watershed, as Jazz on a Summer's Day reveals. This 75-minute film captures an event poised on the cusp of a new era, as the cool jazz of Jimmy Guiffre and the effortless scat of Anita O'Day intermingle with the hard bop of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet and the smouldering fusion overtones of the Chico Hamilton Quintet. There's a crisp contribution from Chuck Berry, a typically feel-good set from Louis Armstrong--including a hilarious duo with Jack Teagarden--and, as evening shades into night, a heartfelt performance from Mahalia Jackson, closing with a melting rendition of "The Lord's Prayer". Bert Stern has assembled all these and more into a satisfying sequence, complete with footage of an enthusiastic and informal audience. Shots of the yachting line-up from the America's Cup round out a blissful and what now seems blissfully naive occasion.