Ken Burns: Jazz DVD 10PK

10 Disc DVD

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JAZZ celebrates America's greatest original art form. Ken Burns' 10-part documentary opens at the dawn of the 20th century, incorporating American culture and historical events that interact directly with the music. From the 1890s through the ferment of the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age, to the Great Depression, New Deal, Second World War, and beyond, JAZZ paints an astounding portrait of a nation and its improvisational core of music.

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Features:

  • Length: 1095 minutes on 10 Discs
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: No
  • Number of Programs: 10
  • Production Year: 2000
  • Country of Origin: United States

Episode Details:

Share the triumphant story of the most American of art forms and a nation's unfolding human drama in this magnificent 10-part documentary. The music of such giants as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Miles Davis illustrates our collective history: world wars, Prohibition, the Depression, and the social upheaval of the 1950s and 1960s. The 512-page hardcover companion book offers a wealth of biographical information and stunning photographs. Filmed interviews with musicians and scholars, important musical compositions, evocative stills, and rare footage resonate with unique insights into America's cultural heritage and social challenges.
For additional information visit: pbs.org/jazz/

Features

  • Episode One- Gumbo: 43 Special Music Information Cards, Making Of JAZZ - A Special Featurette
  • Episode Two- The Gift: 54 Special Music Information Cards, Complete Performance - Louis Armstrong "I Cover The Waterfront" (1933, 3 min. 30 sec.)
  • Episode Three- Our Language: 57 Special Music Information Cards
  • Episode Four- The True Welcome: 52 Special Music Information Cards
  • Episode Five- Swing-Pure Pleasure: 52 Special Music Information Cards
  • Episode Six- Swing-The Velocity Of Celebration: 49 Special Music Information Cards
  • Episode Seven- Dedicated To Chaos: 51 Special Music Information Cards, Complete Performance - Duke Ellington "C-Jam Blues" (1942, 3 min.)
  • Episode Eight- Risk: 56 Special Music Information Cards
  • Episode Nine- The Adventure: 41 Special Music Information Cards, Complete Performance - Miles Davis "New Rhumba" (1959, 4 min. 25 sec.)
  • Episode Ten- A Masterpiece By Midnight: 71 Special Music Information Cards