Approved | | Documentary, 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.
Reportedly, during the filming of this short, Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart paid a visit to the set and observed filming (hearing that something great was happening). According to one musician, Bogart came up to him and said, "Are you getting paid good money for this? If you aren't, you should strike!"
This - is a jam session. Quite often, these great artists gather and play, ad lib, hot music. It could be called a midnight symphony.