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Jazz [videorecording] : a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, D.C. in association with BBC ; produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; a film [directed] by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward.

PBS Distribution (Firm) (Added Author). British Broadcasting Corporation. (Added Author). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) (Added Author). Florentine Films. (Added Author). Ward, Geoffrey C. (Added Author). Novick, Lynn. (Added Author). Burns, Ken, 1953- (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library - Greensburg DVD 781.65 JAZ (Text) 32826011786571 DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 10 videodiscs (1125 min.) sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note: Florentine Films, c2000.
Formatted Contents Note: Episode 1. Gumbo (ca. 90 min.) -- episode 2. The gift (ca. 120 min.) -- episode 3. Our language (ca. 120 min.) -- episode 4. The true weldome (ca. 120 min.) -- episode 5. Swing : pure pleasure (ca. 90 min.) -- episode 6.Swing : the velocity of celebration (ca. 105 min.) -- episode 7. Dedicated to chaos (ca. 120 min.) -- episode 8. Risk (ca. 120 min.) -- episode 9. The adventure (ca. 120 min.) -- episode 10. A masterpiece by midnight (ca. 120 min.)
Creation/Production Credits Note: Cinematography, Buddy Squire, Ken Burns ; supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; editors, Paul Barnes (episode 1), Sandra Marie Christie (episodes 2, 8), Lewis Erskine (episodes 3, 9), Craig Mellish (episode 3), Erik Ewers (episodes 4, 7), Tricia Reidy (episodes 5, 10), Sarah E. Hill (episodes 5, 10), Shannon Robards (episode 5), Aaron Vega (episode 6) ; narrator, Keith David.
Summary, etc.: Documentary exploring the history of jazz from its beginnings through the 1990's, including the stories of many of its creators and performers. Includes archival video, still photographs, historical performances, and newly recorded interviews and musical performances.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating:
System Details Note: DVD, full screen, not rated, English: stereo.
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Jazz > History and criticism.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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