The Cry of Jazz
Filmed in Chicago & finished in 1959, The Cry of Jazz is filmmaker, composer and arranger Edward O. Bland's polemical essay on the politics of music and race - a forecast of what he called "the death of jazz." A landmark moment in black film, foreseeing the civil unrest of subsequent decades, it also features the only known footage of visionary pianist Sun Ra from his beloved Chicago period. Featured are ample images of tenor saxophonist John Gilmore and the rest of Ra's Arkestra in Windy City nightclubs, all shot in glorious black & white.The Cry of Jazz featuring George Waller and Dorothea Horton is streaming with subscription on Fandor. It's a documentary movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.2 (232 votes).
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The Cry of Jazz has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.2 (232 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.