Jammin' the Blues (1944)
APPROVED · 10min · Short, Music · 5 May 1944
This Warner Bros. short is a jam session with several outstanding African-American jazz musicians, including Lester Young. Darkly lit and with a mood that matches the music, the film was groundbreaking in its day and was a showcase for then lesser-known musicians and entertainers who would not otherwise have had exposure to a much larger audience.
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Director(s): Gjon MiliCast: Lester Young, George 'Red' Callender, Harry Edison