• Short Summary

    The Waldorf Brass Quintet plays 'A Perfect Day'.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Now Patheton Presents - THE WALDORF BRASS QUINTET - a new combination in a novel arrangement of an old-time favourite - "A PERFECT DAY"'.

    London, probably Pathe Studio.

    Various shots of the Waldorf Brass Quintet (2 trombones, 2 trumpets and a piano) playing 'A Perfect Day' in the studio. Scenic shots of a church, the countryside landscape and sky are intercut, with the words to the song 'written' at the bottom. The brass musicians play the first part of the song with mutes on their instruments, then remove them for the final section.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1192.10
    Media URN:
    41108
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:11:00 / 01:18:49:00
    Canister:
    PT 492

Comments (1)

  1. infoquest says

    The young trombonist is sixteen-year-old Bert Quarmby (Herbert Quarmby from Leeds, born September 10, 1923). After demobilization from the RAF in 1947, having served in Egypt during WW2, he went on to form Bert Quarmby and His Band, popular on the Mecca circuit until the early 1960s. Bert Quarmby is credited with inspiring a passion for jazz piano by his young pupil, Julian Joseph

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