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Jazz. Episode ten, A masterpiece by midnight / a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns ; writer, Geoffrey C. Ward ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (Added Author). David, Keith. (Added Author). Ward, Geoffrey C. (Added Author). Novick, Lynn. (Added Author). Marsalis, Branford. (Added Author). Redman, Joshua. (Added Author). Lincoln, Abbey. (Added Author). Giddins, Gary. (Added Author). Early, Gerald Lyn. (Added Author). Shaw, Arvell. (Added Author). Wein, George. (Added Author). McLean, Jackie. (Added Author). Cuscuna, Michael. (Added Author). Hentoff, Nat. (Added Author). Hancock, Herbie, 1940- (Added Author). Marsalis, Wynton, 1961- (Added Author). Ellington, Mercedes. (Added Author). Florentine Films. (Added Author). British Broadcasting Corporation. (Added Author). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) (Added Author). PBS DVD (Firm) (Added Author).
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD 781.65 JAZZ #10 (Text) 39206019631025 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS DVD, [2000]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"PBS DVD Gold."
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editors, Tricia Reidy and Sarah E. Hill.
Participant or Performer Note:
Commentary, Wynton Marsalis, Lester Bowie, Joshua Redman, Abbey Lincoln, Herbie Hancock, Matt Glaser, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Arvell Shaw, Gerald Early, Gary Giddins, Stanley Crouch, Phoebe Jacobs, Michael Cuscuna, Joe Lovano, Mercedes Ellington, John Sanders, George Wein, Jackie McLean, Nat Hentoff ; narrator, Keith David.
Summary, etc.:
In the 1960s jazz fragments into the avant-garde and many divided schools of thought. Many jazz musicians like Dexter Gordon are forced to leave America in search of work while other use the music as a form of social protest: Max Roach, Charles Mingus, and Archie Shepp make overtly political musical statements. John Coltrane appeals to a broad audience before his untimely death. Saxophonist Stan Getz helps boost a craze for bossa nova music, but in the early 1970s jazz founders Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington pass away. Miles Davis leads a movement of jazz musicians who incorporate elements of rock and soul into their music and "fusion" wins listeners. By the mid-1980's jazz begins to bounce back led by Wynton Marsalis and a new generation of musicians. Now as it approaches its centennial, jazz is still alive, still changing and still swinging.
System Details Note:
DVD, stereo.
Subject: Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974.
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971.
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990.
Roach, Max, 1924-2007.
Mingus, Charles, 1922-1979.
Davis, Miles.
Getz, Stan, 1927-1991.
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967.
Shepp, Archie.
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-
Digital recordings.
Jazz > History and criticism.
Jazz musicians > United States > Biography.
African American musicians > Biography.
Genre: Documentary television programs.

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