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Title Jazz. Episode nine, The adventure [videorecording] / 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.

Publication Info. [United States] : PBS DVD, [2000]


Volume Number of Copies Request
v.9 1 Request this Volume
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD, stereo.
Performer Commentary, Wynton Marsalis, Ossie Davis, Matt Glaser, Stanley Crouch, Gerald Early, Gary Giddins, George Wein, Jackie McLean, Nat Hentoff, Michael Cuscuna.
Narrator, Keith David.
Credits Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editor, Lewis Erskine.
Note "PBS DVD Gold."
Summary Between 1955 and 1960 rhythm and blues and rock ' roll erode jazz' audiences but the music still enjoys tremendous creativity. Saxophonist Sonny Rollins and trumpeter Clifford Brown make their marks while Duke Ellington emerges stronger than ever and Miles Davis and John Coltrane make legendary albums. Louis Armstrong jeopardizes his career when he condemns the government for its failure to act on racism in Little Rock, Ark. Drummer Art Blakely and others attempt to win back R&B audiences to jazz. As stars such as Billie Holiday fade out, others such as Sarah Vaughan burn brightly and newcomers such as Ornette Coleman begin to push the music into uncharted territories.
Subject Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974.
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971.
Rollins, Sonny.
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990.
Brown, Clifford.
Davis, Miles.
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990.
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967.
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959.
Coleman, Ornette.
Jazz -- 1951-1960 -- History and criticism.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
African American musicians -- Biography.
African Americans -- Music.
Bop (Music) -- History and criticism.
Added Author Burns, Ken, 1953-
David, Keith.
Ward, Geoffrey C.
Novick, Lynn.
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-
Davis, Ossie.
Crouch, Stanley.
Giddins, Gary.
Early, Gerald Lyn.
Glaser, Matt.
Wein, George.
McLean, Jackie.
Cuscuna, Michael.
Hentoff, Nat.
Florentine Films.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
PBS DVD (Firm)
Added Title Adventure
Music No. B8271D PBS DVD Gold

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