The DVD (and the bonus CD with the soundtrack) features the following artists:
The Jimmy Giuffre Trio, The Thelonious Monk Trio, Sonny Stitt & Sal Salvador, Anita O'Day, The George Shearing Quintet, Dinah Washington, Gerry Mulligan, Big Maybelle, Chuck Berry, The Chico Hamilton Quintet, Louis Armstrong & Jack Teagarden, Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Eli's chosen 6 & Nathan Gershman.
The DVD is a documentary of the Newport Jazz Festival of 1958. These aprox. 95 minutes are directed by Bert Stern, who is better known as a stills photographer.
Text on back of DVD
"Jazz on a summer's day" is acclaimed as being one of the most exciting jazz concerts ever recorded, a timeless record of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.
Bert Stern recreates the look and style of his acclaimed still photographs…