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Jammin' the Blues

Directed by Gjon Mili
1944    10m    Approved
Created under the guidance of jazz impresario and Verve Records founder Norman Granz, this short captures the spontaneity of a jam session and is one of few film records of black jazzers of the day including tenor sax legend Lester Young.
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Cast of Jammin' the Blues
  • Lester YoungSelf - on Tenor Sax
  • George 'Red' CallenderSelf - on Bass
  • Harry EdisonSelf - on Trumpet
  • Marlowe MorrisSelf - on Piano
  • Sidney CatlettSelf - on Drums
  • Barney KesselSelf - on Guitar
  • Jo JonesSelf - on Drums
  • John SimmonsSelf - on Bass
  • Illinois JacquetSelf - on Tenor Sax
  • Marie BryantSelf - Singer and Dancer
  • Archie SavageSelf - Dancer
  • Knox ManningNarrator (voice) (uncredited)

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