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Edward Bland United States, 1959

Brotherdeacon's rating of the film Cry of Jazz

A remarkable film which begins a debate on Jazz and Race which seems to never reach a saturation point. Some characters are more than a little stereotypical, however this enters into the filmic arguments as well. Is jazz a black idiomatic, historical music which demands a certain racial dialectic from its listeners; or do universal sonic definitions apply to jazz regardless of its progenitors? Sure to upset some.