NORMAN GRANZ: IMPROVISATION
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In 1944, Norman Granz and Gjon Mili collaborated on a film about jazz music called Jammin' the Blues. In 1950 they collaborated again on a film about jazz improvisation that was never completed. This footage has now been combined with other film of jazz improvisation shop by Granz at different times and locations to create this new film.
Mili's Studio Sequence 1950 featuring Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich:
Duke Ellington at the Cote D'Azur:
Count Basie At Montreux Jazz Festival 1977:
Joe Pass 1979:
Ella Fitzgerald 1979:
Oscar Peterson At Montreux Jazz Festival 1977:
Bonus Features Disc One: Portrait of Norman Granz narrated by Nat Hentoff / Portraits by David Stone Martin Disc Two: Extra rushes / Interviews about the Mili session / Interviews about Charlie Parker / Photo gallery of Paul Nodler's pictures of the Mili session / The original 1944 film "Jammin' The Blues"
Running Time: 183 mins.
Region Code: 1,4 (U.S., U.S. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda and Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean)