Jammin' the Blues (Short 1944)

Jammin' the Blues

1944 · Approved · 10min · Black and White · English

Created under the guidance of jazz impresario and Verve Records founder Norman Granz, this short captures the spontaneity of a jam session and is one of few film records of black jazzers of the day including tenor sax legend Lester Young.

IMDb rating - 7.9/10 from 907 users

Genres - Documentary · Short · Music

Director - Gjon Mili

Stars - Lester Young · George 'Red' Callender · Harry Edison

Story line - This Warner Bros. short is a jam session with several outstanding African-American jazz musicians, including Lester Young. Darkly lit and with a mood that matches the music, the film was groundbreaking in its day and was a showcase for then lesser-known musicians and entertainers who would not otherwise have had exposure to a much larger audience. —garykmcd

Release date - May 5, 1944 (United States)

Countries of origin - United States

Also known as - Играя блюз

Production company - Warner Bros.

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