Cine Magnetics Video & Digital Laboratories just announced it has completed authoring New Yorker Films first-ever DVD offering, Jazz on a Summer’s Day, which required the digital re-mastering of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. The new release incorporates the latest in DVD technology and capabilities, while featuring an incredible collection of classic live jazz performances.
Previously available on 16mm and VHS only, “Jazz on a Summer’s Day” features an exclusive 30-minute interactive journey behind the scenes with director and master photographer Bert Stern. Special features include a 5:1 Surround Sound Stereo soundtrack; Web links; multifunctional chapter access to live performances; reflections of the star performers; highlights of the 1958 America’s Cup and a
complete festival play list as a bonus.
In addition to the menus, Cine Magnetics performed all authoring and compression as well as coordinating all the replication, packaging and distribution. As a result, “Jazz on a Summer’s Day”“ serves to highlight the ability of DVD technology to accurately reproduce high quality program material in a diverse array of audio and video formats, while providing a high degree of user interactivity and navigation
options. Included on the DVD are selections from renowned jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington and Mahalia Jackson. From Thelonious Monk’s ”Blue Monk“ to Anita O’Day’s ”Sweet Georgia Brown“ to Chuck Berry’s ”Sweet Little Sixteen,’ the film depicts great performers at their peak.