“Millennium Jump” – Joe Marsala And His Orchestra (film, 1946)

From the Youtube repost:

“MILLENNIUM JUMP was one of four SOUNDIES produced in April/May 1946 featuring a seven piece jazz combo billed as ‘Joe Marsala and Orchestra.’ All musicians are identified for you on screen.. Although Joe Marsala is often associated with traditional, Chicago-style jazz, he is a far more complex musician, and this combo plays music that is typical of the late Swing Era: It looks back at the Swing tradition without ignoring some of the modern music being played in Harlem and on Central Avenue. The band also features Marsala’s wife, Adele Girard, one of the finest of jazz harp players. Joe and Adele’s daughter Elisa recently told me, ‘Adele and Joe were in love with each other and in love with the music they made. Joe was thrilled to find himself among all the musicians he idolized.’ Of their years in jazz Adele said, ‘The best of the music is somewhere out there flying around in the cosmos. It was an unbelievable experience.'”

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