Ken Burns Jazz: A Story of American Music
5 CD Collection
5-CD box set with booklet representing most of the music featured in the PBS television series. Comprehensive overview of the music, from ragtime to swing and from bebop to fusion. Nearly 100 songs - among the best and most important jazz recordingsever made, digitally remastered utilizing 24-bit HDCD sound technology.
Booklet has essay by award-winning writer and long-time Burns collaborator, Geoffrey C. Ward. Also includes detailed annotations and discography by producer Michael Cuscuna and jazz historian Loren Schoenberg.
Also Available: JAZZ - A Film by Ken Burns 10 DVD Set (Item 852420)
Disc 1: Star Dust (Louis Armstrong & his orchestra), Soon One Mornin' (Mississippi Fred McDowell), Memphis Blues (Lieut. Jim Europe's 369th Infantry Band), Livery Stable Blues (The Original Dixieland Jazz Band), Charleston (James P. Johnson), Chimes Blues (King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band), Back Water Blues (Bessie Smith), The Pearls (Jelly Roll Morton), Dead Man Blues (Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers), Wild Cat Blues (Clarence Williams's Blue 5), Cake Walkin' Babies (Clarence Williams's Blue 5), Sugar Foot Stomp (Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra), Heebie Jeebies (Louis Armstrong & His Hot 5), Potato Head Blues (Louis Armstrong & His Hot 7), West End Blues (Louis Armstrong & His Hot5), The Mooche (Duke Ellington & Orchestra), East St. Louis Toodle-oo (Duke Ellington), Mood Indigo (The Jungle Band), There Ain't No Sweet Man (Paul Whiteman...Bix Beiderbecke), Singin' the Blues (Frankie Trumbauer...Bix Beiderbecke), Riverboat Shuffle (Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra), Hotter than 'Ell (Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra), I Got Rhythm (Ethel Waters).
Disc 2: It Don't Mean a Thing (Duke Ellington & His Orchestra), Echoes of Harlem (Duke Ellington & his Orchestra), Moten Swing (Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra), St. Louis Blues (Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra), Ain't Misbehavin' (Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra), For Dancers Only (Jimmie Lunceford & hisOrchestra), King Porter Stomp (Benny Goodman & his Orchestra), Rose Room (Benny Goodman Sextet), Sing Sing Sing (Benny Goodman & his Orchestra), Jumpin' at the Woodside (Count Basie & his Orchestra), Sent for You Yesterday and Here YouCome Today (Count Basie & his Orchestra), Lester Leaps In (Count Basie's Kansas City Seven), Oh Lady Be Good! (Jones-Smith Incorporated), Without Your Love (Billie Holiday & orchestra), Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday), God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday with Eddie Heywood & orchestra), 3 Little Words (Art Tatum), Rebecca (Pete Johnson & "Big" Joe Turner), Harlem Congo (Chick Webb & orchestra), A-Tisket A-Tasket (Chick Webb & orchestra & Ella Fitzgerald), Shine (Django Reinhardt & Le Quartet du Hot Club de France), Dear Old Southland (Noble Sissie & orchestra).
Disc 3: Body & Soul (Coleman Hawkins), Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington & orchestra), Take the "A" Train (Duke Ellington &orchestra), Begin the Beguine (Artie Shaw & orchestra), In the Mood (Glenn Miller & orchestra), Well Git It (Tommy Dorsey & orchestra), Solitude (Billie Holiday with Eddie Heywood & orchestra), Drum Boogie (Gene Krupa &orchestra), Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie & All Star Quintet), Groovin' High (Dizzy Gillespie Sextet), Ko-Ko (Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers), Scrapple from the Apple (Charlie Parker Quintet), Embraceable You (Charlie Parker Quintet), Get Happy (Bud Powell Trio), Epistrophy (Thelonious Monk), Straight No Chaser (Thelonious Monk), Manteca (Dizzy Gillespie & orchestra), Moon Dreams (Miles Davis Nonet), Just Friends (Charlie Parker), Rockin' Chair (Louis Armstrong), They Can't Take That Away from Me (Sarah Vaughan & trio), Walkin' Shoes (Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan), Fine and Mellow (Billie Holiday).
Disc 4: Doodlin' (Horace Silver & Jazz Messengers), I Get a Kick out of You (Clifford Brown & Max Roach), St. Thomas (Sonny Rollins), Django (The Modern Jazz Quartet), Take 5 (Dave Brubeck Quartet), So What (Miles Davis Sextet), Giant Steps (John Coltrane Quartet), Rick Kick Shaw (Cecil Taylor Trio), Chonology (Ornette Coleman), Original Faubus Fables(Charles Mingus), Acknowledgment (John Coltrane Quartet).
Disc 5: Hello Dolly (Louis Armstrong), Desafinado (Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd), In a Sentimental Mood (John Coltrane & Duke Ellington), Tourist Point of View (Duke Ellington& orchestra), E.S.P. (Miles Davis Quintet), Spanish Key (Miles Davis), Birdland (Weather Report), Mister Magic (Grover Washington Jr.), Rockit (Herbie Hancock), Un Ange en Danger (Ron Carter & M.C. Solaar), Tanya (Dexter Gordon), Soon All Will Know (Wynton Marsalis), Death Letter (Cassandra Wilson), Take the "A" Train (Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra).