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Jazz : Episode seven, Dedicated to chaos

Author: Ken Burns; Geoffrey C Ward; Keith David
Publisher: [S.l.] : PBS, 2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView 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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Named Person: Duke Ellington; Billie Holiday; Dizzy Gillespie; Artie Shaw; Django Reinhardt; Ben Webster; Charlie Parker; Dave Brubeck; Billy Strayhorn
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Geoffrey C Ward; Keith David
OCLC Number: 612236414
Notes: Production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC.
Credits: Author: Geoffrey C. Ward.
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.
Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS-NTSC.
Other Titles: Dedicated to chaos
Responsibility: Ken Burns, director.

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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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