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Jazz on a Summer's Day Reviews

October 27, 2016
Several of the performances are among the treasures of filmed music; all of them, whatever their musical merit, are filmed with a rare artistry, a rare attention to making images of music that are themselves musical.
August 2, 2013
The sense of well-being is immense.
July 18, 2008
It's Americana, and a document of its time as well via observation of audiences and the life surrounding the Newport event, not least the neatly-integrated footage concerning the America Cup Yacht Races.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
This documentary record of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival is often hailed as one of the first and most influential live concert films.
May 21, 2005
As generous a dish of top jazz music as any cat could take in one gulp.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2001
Jazz bounds from strength to strength, stylishly immortalizing transcendently beautiful music on a glorious day, suggesting in the process that film might have no higher purpose.
January 1, 2000
Shot in gorgeous color, it's probably the best feature-length jazz concert movie ever made.