The Mermaid Café is Jonny Hannah’s ideal music venue. You can call in for a coffee or a beer, or the house speciality carbolic milkshake, and share a table with Joni Mitchell whilst you listen to Woody Guthrie or Slim Gaillard or maybe Bo Diddley. Today Anita O’Day is on the bill.
This is a short clip from Bert Stern’s film Jazz On A Summer’s Day, the classic documentary of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. A joyous occasion featuring many notable artists of the day, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Stitt, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong. But this is the highlight.
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