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Title Jazz. Episode ten, A masterpiece by midnight [videorecording] / Florentine Films ; WETA-TV, Washington ; in association with BBC ; director, Ken Burns ; writer, Geoffrey C. Ward ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick.
Publication [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, [2004]
Distribution Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment
Copyright date ©2004
Description 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital optical surround Dolby
video file
Call # DVD 781.65 J
System Req DVD; Dolby surround, stereo.
Note Closed-captioned.
Videodisc release of episode ten of the 2000 television mini-series.
Full screen version.
Special features included.
Performer Narrator, Keith David ; commentary, Wynton Marsalis, Lester Bowie, Joshua Redman, Abbey Lincoln, Herbie Hancock, Matt Glaser, Branford 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.
Credits Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editors, Tricia Reidy, Sarah E. Hill.
Summary 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.
Audience Not rated.
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-
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
African American musicians -- Biography.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Addl. Author Burns, Ken, 1953-
Ward, Geoffrey C.
Novick, Lynn.
David, Keith.
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-
Bowie, Lester.
Redman, Joshua.
Lincoln, Abbey.
Hancock, Herbie, 1940-
Glaser, Matt.
Marsalis, Branford.
Shaw, Arvell.
Early, Gerald Lyn.
Giddins, Gary.
Crouch, Stanley.
Jacobs, Phoebe.
Florentine Films.
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
British Broadcasting Corporation.
PBS Home Video.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Alt Title Masterpiece by midnight
Addl. Title Jazz (Television program)
ISBN 1415702454 (set : episode 10)
Standard # 097368858046

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