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Jazz. / Episode eight, Risk

Author: Ken BurnsKeith DavidGeoffrey C WardLynn NovickWynton MarsalisAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : PBS DVD, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1945 and 1955 jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Duke Ellington; Charlie Parker; Dizzy Gillespie; Norman Granz; Louis Armstrong; Miles Davis; Dave Brubeck; Gerry Mulligan; Thelonious Monk; Paul Desmond; Billie Holiday; Ella Fitzgerald; John Lewis; Louis Armstrong; Dave Brubeck; Miles Davis; Paul Desmond; Duke Ellington; Ella Fitzgerald; Dizzy Gillespie; Norman Granz; Billie Holiday; John Lewis; Thelonious Monk; Gerry Mulligan; Charlie Parker
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Keith David; Geoffrey C Ward; Lynn Novick; Wynton Marsalis; Ossie Davis; Jon Hendricks; Stanley Crouch; Gary Giddins; Gerald Lyn Early; Phil Schaap; Harry Edison; Stan Levy; Jackie McLean; Florentine Films.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); PBS DVD (Firm)
OCLC Number: 45792995
Notes: "PBS DVD Gold."
Credits: Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editor, Sandra Marie Christie.
Performer(s): Commentary, Wynton Marsalis, Ossie Davis, Jon Hendricks, Stanley Crouch, Gerald Early, Gary Giddins, Phil Schaap, Stan Levy, Harry Edison, Jackie McLean, Nat Hentoff, Bertrand Travernier ; narrator, Keith David.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, stereo.
Contents: Trying to play clean --
This is my home --
Sustained intensity --
The apostle of hipness --
Monk --
Cool --
The future unlived.
Other Titles: Risk
Responsibility: a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns ; writer, Geoffrey C. Ward ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick.

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Between 1945 and 1955 jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz.

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