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Author: Ken BurnsKeith DavidGeoffrey C WardLynn NovickWynton MarsalisAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Full screen versionView all editions and formats
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When America enters WWII in 1941, swing becomes a symbol of democracy and entertainers like Dave Brubeck, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw take their music to the armed forces overseas. In Nazi-occupied Europe, gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt blends jazz with his own musical traditions. In New York, Billie Holiday is unofficial queen despite a growing addiction to narcotics. Duke Ellington, assisted by the gifted young  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Music
Songs and music
Named Person: Duke Ellington; Charlie Parker; Dizzy Gillespie; Artie Shaw; Glenn Miller; Dave Brubeck; Ben Webster; Billy Strayhorn; Django Reinhardt; Billie Holiday; Dave Brubeck; Duke Ellington; Dizzy Gillespie; Billie Holiday; Glenn Miller; Charlie Parker; Django Reinhardt; Artie Shaw; Billy Strayhorn; Ben Webster
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Keith David; Geoffrey C Ward; Lynn Novick; Wynton Marsalis; Joya Sherrill; Albert Murray; Stanley Crouch; Gary Giddins; Mercedes Ellington; Milt Hinton; John Sanders; Stan Levy; Jimmie Rowles; Florentine Films.; PBS Home Video.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); British Broadcasting Corporation.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1415702454 9781415702451
OCLC Number: 65196374
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as part of the television mini-series Jazz in 2000.
Includes information on songs featured in the episode, music information cards, record company information, music and photo credits, and the complete performance of Duke Ellington's C-jam blues.
Credits: Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editor, Erik Ewers.
Performer(s): Commentary, Wynton Marsalis, Arvell Shaw, Joya Sherrill, Albert Murray, Stanley Crouch, Gary Giddins, Mercedes Ellington, Milt Hinton, John Sanders, Stan Levy, Jimmy Rowles.
Narrator, Keith David.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen presentation, Dolby surround stereo.
Other Titles: Dedicated to chaos
Jazz (Television program)
Responsibility: a Florentine Films production ; produced in cooperation with BBC ; produced in association with WETA-TV, Washington ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

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When America enters WWII in 1941, swing becomes a symbol of democracy and entertainers like Dave Brubeck, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw take their music to the armed forces overseas. In Nazi-occupied Europe, gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt blends jazz with his own musical traditions. In New York, Billie Holiday is unofficial queen despite a growing addiction to narcotics. Duke Ellington, assisted by the gifted young arranger, Billy Strayhorn, brings his music to ever-greater heights. After dark, a small underground of gifted young musicians led by the trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonists Charlie Parker and Ben Webster begin to develop a new, fast and intricate way of playing, developing a new music called bebop. Meanwhile in 1945, black soldiers return home to the same racism they fought against, and a growing unrest sets the seeds for future rebellions.

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