I Like to Watch (Instantly): Jazz on a Summer's Day, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Notable documentary titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world
Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960)
Directed by Bert Stern
Cast: Chuck Berry, Big Maybelle, Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt
New York photographer Bert Stern's first and only documentary is sort of the granddaddy of modern musical documentaries. Shot in 1958, the film takes us to the legendary Newport Jazz Festival where performers like Thelonius Monk, Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, George Shearing and more command the stage. A beautiful film and an amazing time capsule.