A Great Day in Harlem

A Great Day in Harlem

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A great day in Harlem tells the story of Art Kane's famous 1958 group photograph of the jazz greats of the period. Includes home movie footage of that day of the musicians arriving and greeting each other the morning of the shoot. Also includes conversations with musicians and archival performance footage.
Edition: Special edition
Branch Call Number: DVD 781.65 GREAT
Characteristics: optical,mono,Dolby
2 videodiscs (Disc 1 60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: The Bonus disc contains an interactive program of over two hours of interviews and some new home movie footage of the musicians in Art Kane's photograph. Besides clicking on each person to see and hear biographical information and more recent interviews, there is a Musician's A - Z Index with the names of the 59 people in the photograph
Special features: "Art Kane", "Bill Charlap and Kenny Washington", "Copycat Photos" and "Stories from the making of 'A great day in Harlem'"
DVD release of the 1994 motion picture, plus a second bonus disc of "almost three hours of new video profiles of all of the musicians involved in the photograph".-- Container


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Aug 04, 2014

Do you enjoy Jazz and remember all the great jazz stars? A picture of them all is on the DVD cover of the DVD box. It was taken when so many of the jazz all stars were still with us. I believe the photo was taken for "Life Magazine". It was a "Great Day in Harlem" because although they were jazz giants, many had never met each other. Others hadn't seen each other in years. It was a beautiful homecoming for a group of musicians who usually work the worst hours, late at night. After you watch the film, you now can listen to their music and feel "I saw and heard his or hers voice." The film is a masterpiece and we are fortunate that one copy exists in the KCLS. It is checked out now, but don't let this be a buried treasure any longer. Music fans, get your hands on this DVD. You will laugh, hopefully not cry, and be inspired by both the photographer that arranged the meeting and the jazz all stars. This may be the most historic video that KCLS has in it's catalog. Thanks for reading the above. As always, I would love to hear from you. As of today, August 4, 2014, I am the first and only review of this wonderful DVD. Won't you give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised at its beauty.


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