JAZZ: A Film By Ken Burns
10 Disc Set, DVDs
The story, sound, and soul of a nation come together in the most American of art forms: Jazz. 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.
Six years in the making, this "soundbreaking" series blends 75 interviews, more than 500 pieces of music, 2,400 still photographs, and 2,000 rare and archival film clips to illuminate the lives and times of jazz's extraordinary personalities.
Episode One: "Gumbo"
Beginnings to 1917
Episode Two: "The Gift"
Episode Three: "Our Language"
Episode Four: "The True Welcome"
Episode Five: "Swing: Pure Pleasure"
Episode Six: "Swing: The Velocity of Celebration"
Episode Seven: "Dedicated to Chaos"
Episode Eight: "Risk"
Episode Nine: "The Adventure"
Episode Ten: "A Masterpiece By Midnight"
1960 to the present
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