Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years (1998)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Instrumental Music, Music History, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

The world's longest running jazz celebration, The Monterey Jazz Festival has played host to some of the finest and best loved musicians in the history of the music, including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, Joe Williams, Dave Brubeck and Buddy Rich. This documentary video features rare concert footage of many of the greatest names in jazz, as well as vintage photographs and personal interviews with performers and behind-the-scenes figures who helped make Monterey a mecca for jazz players and fans.




celebration, concert-footage, jazz, music-festival, retrospective