A Great Day In Harlem (1994)
On a quiet summer morning in 1958, a veritable "who's who" of the jazz world (including Count Basie, Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Maxine Sullivan, and others) posed for photographer Art Kane in front of a Harlem apartment building. This acclaimed documentary look at the making of the historic group picture features home movie footage of the artists arriving and meeting one another, vintage performance footage, and interviews with some of the jazz legends. 152 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; featurettes; biographies. Two-disc set.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Documentary Feature
- Jean Bach
- Black & White / Color
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, Chubby Jackson, Paula Morris, Marian Mcpartland, Eddie Locke, Ernie Wilkins, Mona Hinton, Robert Benton, Sonny Rollins, Hank Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Nat Hentoff, Quincy Jones