Newport Jazz Festival 1962 is a cinematic record of the historic collection of Jazz music icons that gathered in the unassuming city of Newport, Rhode Island. Featuring performances from an unparalleled roster of musicians, the film includes the stylings of memorable acts such as the Oscar Peterson Trio, Pee Wee Russel, the Clara Ward Gospel Singers, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, Joe Williams and, in a surprising appearance, Roland Kirk. Clocking in at an economic fifty minutes in running time, the film seems to revel in the poetry of presenting the performances as snapshots of each virtuoso. This sensation of witnessing a living scrapbook in the rare collection of musicians assembled during the festival intensifies through director Buddy Bergman's visuals. An overlooked touchstone to a bygone era of classic Jazz, Newport Jazz Festival 1962 is an essential collection of indelible and undeniable music, lovingly captured in black and white and faithfully recorded.