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Jazz : Episode six, Swing: the velocity of celebration

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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In the late 1930s, as the Great Depression deepens, jazz thrives. The saxophone emerges as an iconic instrument of the music ; this segment introduces two of its masters, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Young migrates to Kansas City where a vibrant music scene is prospering with musicians such as trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and drummers Jo Jones and Chick Webb. Out of this ferment emerges pianist Count Basie,  Read more...
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Named Person: Duke Ellington; Billie Holiday; Count Basie; Benny Goodman; Ella Fitzgerald; Lester Young; Mary Lou Williams; Chick Webb; Coleman Hawkins; Harry Edison; Jo Jones
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Geoffrey C Ward; Keith David
OCLC Number: 612236370
Notes: Production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC.
Credits: Author: Geoffrey C. Ward.
Performer(s): Commentary: Ossie Davis, Jon Hendricks, Wynton Marsalis, Artie Shaw, Albert Murray, Gerald Early, James Maher, Gary Giddins, Phoebe Jacobs, Phil Schaap, James Lincoln Collier, Norma Miller, Jimmy Rowles.
Narrator: Keith David.
Description: 1 videocassette (105 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS-NTSC.
Other Titles: Swing: the velocity of celebration
Responsibility: Ken Burns, director.

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In the late 1930s, as the Great Depression deepens, jazz thrives. The saxophone emerges as an iconic instrument of the music ; this segment introduces two of its masters, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Young migrates to Kansas City where a vibrant music scene is prospering with musicians such as trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and drummers Jo Jones and Chick Webb. Out of this ferment emerges pianist Count Basie, who forms a band that epitomizes the Kansas City sound. Billie Holiday cuts recordings while other women musicians, including pianist Mary Lou Williams and singer Ella Fitzgerald emerge on the jazz scene. Benny Goodman holds the first-ever jazz concert at Carnegie Hall while Duke Ellington tours Europe.

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