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Sicily Jass

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Original Title: Sicily Jass
Director: Michele Cinque

Jimmy La Rocca; Mimmo Cuticchio; Roy Paci


Michele Cinque


Michele Cinque 

Genre: Documentario
Production: Luigi Piccirilli
Year: 2014
Runtime: 73'
Nationality: ITA
Location: Ruderi della “città fantasma” Poggioreale (TP) 

2017 marks a century from the recording of what is historically considered the first jazz record, but very few know that it was recorded by Nick La Rocca, a Sicilian emigrant to New Orleans. Featuring interviews to American music critics, historians and archivists, as well as amazing archive picturing New Orleans at the beginning of the century, Sicily Jass tells that incredible story. 

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