A Great Day In Harlem

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A documentary about the day in 1958 when Art Kane, then an aspiring photographer and art director for Esquire magazine, arranged for a group photo (which was titled "A Great Day In Harlem") of almost every prominent jazz musician in New York City to be taken in Harlem; among the many musicians are many jazz giants, including Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Charles Mingus, and Gene Krupa.

The documentary includes current interviews with Art K ane, and many of the people that appear in the photo. It also includes 8mm footage of the event taken by Mona Hinton, musician Milt Hinton’s wife, as well as vintage still and motion footage, along with recordings of the various musicians.



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