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The Resource The cry of jazz, Atavistic Video ; KHTB Productions ; producers, Edward O. Bland and Nelam L. Hill ; director, Edward O. Bland ; writers, Edward O. Bland, Nelam L. Hill, Mark Kennedy, (DVD videorecording)

The cry of jazz, Atavistic Video ; KHTB Productions ; producers, Edward O. Bland and Nelam L. Hill ; director, Edward O. Bland ; writers, Edward O. Bland, Nelam L. Hill, Mark Kennedy, (DVD videorecording)

Label
The cry of jazz
Title
The cry of jazz
Statement of responsibility
Atavistic Video ; KHTB Productions ; producers, Edward O. Bland and Nelam L. Hill ; director, Edward O. Bland ; writers, Edward O. Bland, Nelam L. Hill, Mark Kennedy
Contributor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"[This]...semi-documentary film was completed in 1958 in Chicago...Long before the concept of Black Culture existed, THE CRY OF JAZZ argued that Black American life shared a structural identity with jazz. It is one of the earliest documentary films made by Black Americans...[The film] is structured in seven parts. Parts 1, 3, 5 and 7 consist of dramatic scenes in which the significance of jazz and Black American life is discussed by an interracial cast. Sandwiched between these discussions are parts 2, 4 and 6, in which the structure, history, and future of jazz and Black American life are presented in documentary form, along with a jazz soundtrack. Most of the music is composed and performed by the late jazz great Sun Ra and his Arkestra. The music is vintage Sun Ra from his '50s Chicago years."
Member of
Awards note
National Film Registry selection, 2010.
Cataloging source
NXW
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Hank Starr ; editor, Howard Alk ; musical director, Edward O. Bland ; music written by Le Sun Ra, Paul Severson, Julian Priester, Eddie Higgins, Norman Leist
PerformerNote
Cast: George Waller, Dorthea Horton, Linda Dillon, Andrew Duncan, James Miller, Laroy Inman, Gavin McFadyen
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bland, Ed
  • Hill, Nelam L
  • Kennedy, Mark
  • Sun Ra
  • Priester, Julian
  • Severson, Paul
  • Higgins, Eddie
  • Leist, Norman
  • Sun Ra Arkestra
  • Music Video Distributors, Inc
  • Atavistic Video (Firm)
  • KHTB Productions (Firm)
Runtime
34
Series statement
Unheard music series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jazz
  • African Americans
  • African American jazz musicians
  • Jazz musicians
  • Music and race
  • Music and race
  • Nonfiction films
  • Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
  • Short films
  • National Film Registry
Technique
live action
Label
The cry of jazz, Atavistic Video ; KHTB Productions ; producers, Edward O. Bland and Nelam L. Hill ; director, Edward O. Bland ; writers, Edward O. Bland, Nelam L. Hill, Mark Kennedy, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features: Photo gallery
  • "Music recorded in Europe available in United States on Academy record album mwjs #1, Saturn record album #srlp 0216" -- end credits
  • "Based in part on the book 'The fruits of the death of jazz' by Edward O. Bland." -- end credits
  • Originally released in 1959
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (35 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
022891986591
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
DJ-865
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54769047
  • (OCoLC)54769047
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 0 ; Dolby digital 2.0 or 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The cry of jazz, Atavistic Video ; KHTB Productions ; producers, Edward O. Bland and Nelam L. Hill ; director, Edward O. Bland ; writers, Edward O. Bland, Nelam L. Hill, Mark Kennedy, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Special features: Photo gallery
  • "Music recorded in Europe available in United States on Academy record album mwjs #1, Saturn record album #srlp 0216" -- end credits
  • "Based in part on the book 'The fruits of the death of jazz' by Edward O. Bland." -- end credits
  • Originally released in 1959
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (35 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
022891986591
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
DJ-865
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54769047
  • (OCoLC)54769047
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 0 ; Dolby digital 2.0 or 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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