Jazz on a Summer’s Day

The 1959 music documentary presents loving, lush portraits of Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, Big Maybelle, and Chuck Berry. The film, often celebrated as the first jazz concert film, offers space for you to meditate on the contributions Black musicians have made to crafting sounds that operate as both magnifier and uniter.

Director: Mel Stuart and Aram Avakian
Year: 1959
Genre: Documentary
Type: Feature

Link: www.criterionchannel.com/videos/jazz-on-a-summer-s-day

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