“Performances among the treasures of filmed music…filmed with a rare artistry, a rare attention to making images of music that are themselves musical.” (The New Yorker)
In the 1950s jazz fans scoured record stores for LPs and crowded clubs to hear the music live. But for a shared experience, there was nothing like the Newport Jazz Festival. Jazz on a Summer’s Day captures the 1958 celebration, when greats including Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington, and Louis Armstrong took the stage—and Anita O’Day, elegant in a feathered hat and white gloves, sang “Sweet Georgia Brown,” and knocked the socks off the crowd. This marvelous film never gets old, and will look and sound incredible in this new 4K restoration.