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A Great Day in Harlem [2-Disc Special Edition]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • The story behind a photograph conceived by Esquire Magazine art director Art Kane. He gathered all the greats in the Jazz world for a group shot on a sultry summer day on 125th Street in Harlem, 1958. With a "cast" that includes Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakely, this documentary provides a rare glimpse into the close-knit, warm world of the Jazz era, as well as some heartwarming and amusing footage of legends just being themselves.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): HVE3035DVD

  • Credits
    Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Marian McPartland, Sonny Rollins
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Oscar-nominated ode to joy..." - Recommended
    Premiere

    "...Witty..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[A] charmer..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...Very moving....A loving remembrance of a loosely knit community of musicians..."
    New York Times

    "...A likeable, intelligently original and moving documentary..."
    Sight and Sound

    "[C]olor footage shot on the day, and decades-later interviews with the players, make it sublimely edifying."
    Rolling Stone

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