Masters of American Music: The Story of Jazz

Masters of American Music: The Story of Jazz

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Director: Matthew Seig

Cast: Matthew Seig, Billie Holiday, Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie

     
 

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This video documents the evolution of jazz. It began in 19th century New Orleans, where the slaves first introduced the rhythms of African music. Story of Jazz follows the developement of jazz music from the blending together of African rhythms, European and American folk, and classical styles. Included are performances by: Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald,See more details below

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This video documents the evolution of jazz. It began in 19th century New Orleans, where the slaves first introduced the rhythms of African music. Story of Jazz follows the developement of jazz music from the blending together of African rhythms, European and American folk, and classical styles. Included are performances by: Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Willie "the Lion" Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmie Lunceford, Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus, Count Bassie, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Gil Evans, and Sara Vaughan. Rare film clips, vintage footage, and photo's complete this indepth look at Jazz.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/2009
UPC:
0880242571588
Original Release:
1991
Source:
Euroarts
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:38:00
Sales rank:
29,891

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billie Holiday Interviewee
Wynton Marsalis Participant
Dizzy Gillespie Participant
Tony Bennett Participant
Lester Bowie Participant
Dave Brubeck Participant
Joe Williams Participant
Buck Clayton Participant
Illinois Jacquet Participant
Zilner Randolph Participant
Bud Freeman Participant
Randy Weston Participant
Carmen McRae Participant
Billy Taylor Participant
Jay McShann Participant
Roy Haynes Participant
Billy Eckstine Participant

Technical Credits
Matthew Seig Director,Screenwriter
Chris Albertson Screenwriter
Toby Byron Producer
Richard Saylor Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Masters of American Music: The Story of Jazz
1. Opening [3:38]
2. Jazz Origins [12:16]
3. The Diversity of Jazz [15:54]
4. Kansas City [9:10]
5. Let it Swing [8:30]
6. Jazz Singers [8:27]
7. The Rise of Bop [13:45]
8. Great Pianists [8:26]
9. The Birth of Cool [14:39]
10. Credits [2:48]

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