A Great day in Harlem [videorecording] / a Jean Bach production. The spitball story / a film by Jean Bach.
- Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, 
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
- Jazz musicians -- United States.
African American musicians.
African American women musicians.
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Calloway, Cab, 1907-1994 -- Anecdotes
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993 -- Anecdotes.
- Short films.
- System Details:
- DVD; NTSC.
- (A great day in Harlem) A documentary about a photograph taken in 1958 by Art Kane of the jazz greats of the period. Includes home movie footage of that day of the musicians arriving and greeting each other the morning of the shoot. Also includes conversations with musicians and archival performance footage (62 min.)
(The Spitball story) A short film about Dizzy Gillespie's antics as a performer in Cab Calloway's band. Includes interviews with Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie, and Jonah Jones, as well as archival performance footage (21 min.)
- First film: narration by Quincy Jones ; [comments by] [photographer] Art Kane, [Esquire Art Director] Robert Benton, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Buck Clayton, and many other of the pictured musicians. Second film narrated principally by Dizzy Gillespie, Milt John Hinton, and Jonah Jones.
- Both films: co-produced by Matthew Seig; "produced by Jean Bach" -- container ; edited by Susan Peehl; written by Jean Bach, Susan Peehl, Matthew Seig; director of photography, Steve Petropoulos; on-line editor, Phil Fallo; animation camera, Ralph Pitre.
A great day in Harlem originally released 1994. The spitball story c1997.
Presented by Bonneville Worldwide Entertainment Video, Castle Hill Productions. A project of Flo-Bert, Ltd., and New York Foundation for the Arts.
In part digital, in part analog sound digitally remastered for videodisc.
- Jones, Quincy, 1933- , Narrator
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993 , Narrator
Hinton, Milt. , Narrator
Jones, Jonah, 1909-2000. , Narrator
Kane, Art. , Commentator
Bach, Jean. , Producer, Author
Peehl, Susan. , Author, Editor
Seig, Matthew. , Producer, Author
BWE Video (Firm) , Producer
Castle Hill Productions. , Producer
Image Entertainment (Firm). , Distributor
- Spitball story.
- Publisher Number:
- ID5567BVDVD Image
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