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Jammin' the Blues (1944)

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Short | 10 min | Short, Music

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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Robert Burks (photographed by)
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Updated May 5, 1944

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May 5, 1944 (United States)

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13 cast members
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Lester Young
Himself - on Tenor Sax Himself - on Tenor Sax   See fewer
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George 'Red' Callender
Himself - on Bass (as Red Callender) Himself - on Bass (as Red Callender)   See fewer
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Harry Edison
Himself - on Trumpet Himself - on Trumpet   See fewer
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Marlowe Morris
Himself - on Piano Himself - on Piano   See fewer
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Sidney Catlett
Himself - on Drums Himself - on Drums   See fewer
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Barney Kessel
Himself - on Guitar Himself - on Guitar   See fewer
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Jo Jones
Himself - on Drums (as Joe Jones) Himself - on Drums (as Joe Jones)   See fewer
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John Simmons
Himself - on Bass Himself - on Bass   See fewer
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Illinois Jacquet
Himself - on Tenor Sax Himself - on Tenor Sax   See fewer
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Marie Bryant
Herself - Singer and Dancer Herself - Singer and Dancer   See fewer
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Archie Savage
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Garland Finney
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Knox Manning
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7.9 / 10 | 690 votes