Ходжа Н. (hojja_nusreddin) wrote,
Ходжа Н.

Jazz giants on an open thread

40 minutes of perfect: Lester Young with Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Marie Bryant singing "Sunny Side of the Street" (and dancing with Archie Savage), Illinois Jacquet, trumpeter Harry Edison, guitarist Barney Kessel, pianist Marlowe Morris, bassists Red Callender and John Simmons, drummers Sidney Catlett and Jo Jones.

As director, Mili imposed on the film an abstract visual style using completely empty backgrounds of sheer white or black, a mobile camera, and freely imaginative lighting schemes that somehow respected the humanity of his subjects. The cinematography was entrusted to Robert Burks, who would later shoot most of Alfred Hitchcock's films from Strangers on a Train (1951) through Marnie (1964).
Tags: американа, музыка

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