A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM is an engaging hour-long documentary recalling a 1950s photo session which assembled and immortalized some great names in jazz.
One summer morning in 1958, magazine art director Art Kane invited several dozen legendary musical friends to pose for a group photograph on a sidewalk in Harlem. Among those present were Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Marian McPartland, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Coleman
Hawkins and Lester Young, all of whom are seen in this affectionate documentary created by producers Jean Bach and Matthew Seig, and editor Susan Peehl. The film reminisces about that 10 a.m. photo shoot (Kane's assistant notes ...