Monday, February 29, 2016

A Great Day in Harlem (1994)

Academy Awards, USA 1995

Best Documentary, Features
Jean Bach

Castle Hill Productions
Directed by Jean Bach
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
(DVD, Home Vision Entertainment)

The story of a photograph, taken in 1958 on the streets of Harlem, featuring prominent jazz musicians of the day. On-camera interviews with survivors are interspersed with vintage performances. The topic seems rather slight, but the passion of the music comes through intact as does the camaraderie between the musicians.

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