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The story of jazz

Author: Toby ByronRichard SaylorChris AlbertsonMatthew SeigLloyd RichardsAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Distributed by BMG Video, [1993]
Series: Masters of American music series.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : Deluxe edView all editions and formats
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This program profiles the pivotal figures in American jazz with authoritative commentary and first-hand observations. Includes archive footage of performances by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and many other important artists.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Toby Byron; Richard Saylor; Chris Albertson; Matthew Seig; Lloyd Richards; Toby Byron/Multiprises.; Taurus Film GmbH.; BMG Video.; VideoArts Music (Firm)
OCLC Number: 42265051
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Digitally mastered.
Videocassette release of the 1991 documentary film.
Credits: Director of photography, Herbert Forsberg ; editor, Faith Patrice Jones ; narrator, Lloyd Richards.
Performer(s): Interviews with Wynton Marsalis, Lester Bowie, Milt Hinton, Doc Cheatham, Bud Freeman, Zilner Randolph, Randy Weston, Billy Taylor, Jay McShann, Buddy Tate, Claude Williams, Haywood Henry, Illinois Jacquet, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Grover Mitchell, Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, Buck Clayton, Annie Ross, Jimmy Heath, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Riley, Roy Haynes, Barry Harris, Joe Williams, Rashied Ali, Wayne Shorter.
Description: 1 videocassette (97 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: Mood indigo (Duke Ellington) --
How high the moon (Ella Fitzgerald) --
Carolina shout (Willie "The Lion" Smith) --
Hot house (Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie) --
Dinah (Louis Armstrong) --
Nagasaki (Jimmy Lunceford) --
One o'clock jump (Charles Mingus and Count Basie) --
Fine and mellow (Billie Holiday) --
'Round midnight (Thelonius Monk) --
Blues for Pablo (Miles Davis and Gil Evans) --
Cherokee (The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Sarah Vaughan).
Series Title: Masters of American music series.
Responsibility: a co-production of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus Film, Munich, BMG Video and VideoArts Music ; produced by Toby Byron, Richard Saylor ; written by Chris Albertson with Matthew Seig ; directed by Matthew Seig.

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This program profiles the pivotal figures in American jazz with authoritative commentary and first-hand observations. Includes archive footage of performances by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and many other important artists.

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