Jammin’ the Blues

February 24.2016

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Jammin’ The Blues is a 1944 American short film.
Famous jazz musicians got together for a rare filmed jam session.
Producer Gordon Hollingshead was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Short Subject, One-reel.
Approximately forty years ago,I saw this film at ‘Jazz Cafe Oasis’ along with veteran jazz fan in Osaka.
I cannot forget cigarette smoke from Lester Young’ hat.

[Participating musician]

Lester Young – Tenor saxophone
Red Callender – Bass
Harry “Sweets” Edison – Trumpet
Marlowe Morris – Piano
“Big” Sid Catlett – Drums (First two songs, and intro of third)
Jo Jones – Drums (for final song)
Barney Kessel – Guitar
John Simmons – Double bass
Illinois Jacquet – Tenor saxophone
Marie Bryant – Vocals & Female Dancer
Archie Savage – Male Dancer

About documentary film of Lester Young, please read at this web.

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