Price: $79.95

    Code: 1068

    Produced and Directed by: Jean Bach
    Coproduced by Matthew Seig
    1997, 21 minutes
    Purchase: $79.95

    This video features legendary musicians Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Hinton and Jonah Jones, who clear up the mystery of a fabled incident in jazz history in the early Forties when the three were members of Cab Calloway's famous band. In addition to the colorful, three- way recounting of the infamous 'spitball story,' which involved the genesis of bebop, the video features a profile of Calloway, the late king of Hi-de-ho, and exhilarating performance footage of him with his band.

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    Festivals & Awards

    Silver Apple Award, National Educational Media Network
    Best Short Documentary, Chicago International Film Festival
    Best Documentary Film, Atlanta Film & Video Festival
    Best Nonfiction Short, USA/Dallas Short Film Festival
    Best Short Film, Newport International Film Festival