Masters of American Music: The Story of Jazz

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Overview

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, ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/2009
  • UPC: 880242571588
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Source: Euroarts
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 42,651

Cast & Crew

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

Disc #1 -- Masters of American Music: The Story of Jazz
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   Languages
      English
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An excellent history film

    If you found Ken Burns' PBS epic called Jazz to be too long and detailed, this DVD is a perfect short version. It's 100 minutes long, with lots of amazing film from the first half of the century- dancers, a New Orleans parade, and I like the drumset made of cans nailed to the top of a wooden box to which a pedal is attached. There aren't any complete songs, but it has lots of 30-second clips of music. A couple dozen people give commentary about the music and musicians. The sound and picture quality are very good. This is great for people who are just discovering jazz.

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