Cry Of Jazz
Featuring Sun Ra And His ArkestraStreaming Video - 2013
This cult classic was chosen for preservation by the Library of Congress, which praised it as "an early and influential example of African-American independent filmmaking." Shot by Edward O. Bland in Chicago in 1959, Cry of Jazz draws parallels between the lives of African Americans and different forms of jazz, presenting controversial viewpoints on music and race. The film features rare footage of visionary pianist Sun Ra, saxophonist John Gilmore, and the rest of the Arkestra in Windy City nightclubs, all shot in glorious black & white.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1959
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) :,sd., b&w
Alternative Title: Featuring Sun Ra and his Arkestra