Correspondence: A Granz Film

Bird, et al, Improvisation

Reacting to the Norman Granz item in the following exhibit, Alan Broadbent writes: I'm sure you and your readers must be aware of this precious film, but for the record here it is. Is it from the legendary Granz vault? Yes. Granz produced, wrote and narrated the film In 1950. He titled it Improvisation. The photographer was Gjon Mili, who had collaborated with Granz six years earlier on the short subject Jammin’ The Blues. The players recorded the music in advance. For the filming, … [Read more...]