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Title Jazz. Episode ten, A masterpiece by midnight [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.10 1 Request this Volume
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD, stereo.
Performer Commentary, Wynton Marsalis, Lester Bowie, Joshua Redman, Abbey Lincoln, Herbie Hancock, Matt Glaser, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Arvell Shaw, Gerald Early, Gary Giddins, Stanley Crouch, Phoebe Jacobs, Michael Cuscuna, Joe Lovano, Mercedes Ellington, John Sanders, George Wein, Jackie McLean, Nat Hentoff ; narrator, Keith David.
Credits Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editors, Tricia Reidy and Sarah E. Hill.
Note "PBS DVD Gold."
Summary In the 1960s jazz fragments into the avant-garde and many divided schools of thought. Many jazz musicians like Dexter Gordon are forced to leave America in search of work while other use the music as a form of social protest: Max Roach, Charles Mingus, and Archie Shepp make overtly political musical statements. John Coltrane appeals to a broad audience before his untimely death. Saxophonist Stan Getz helps boost a craze for bossa nova music, but in the early 1970s jazz founders Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington pass away. Miles Davis leads a movement of jazz musicians who incorporate elements of rock and soul into their music and "fusion" wins listeners. By the mid-1980's jazz begins to bounce back led by Wynton Marsalis and a new generation of musicians. Now as it approaches its centennial, jazz is still alive, still changing and still swinging.
Subject Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974.
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971.
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990.
Roach, Max, 1924-2007.
Mingus, Charles, 1922-1979.
Davis, Miles.
Getz, Stan, 1927-1991.
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967.
Shepp, Archie.
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
African American musicians -- Biography.
African Americans -- Music.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- Songs and music.
Added Author Burns, Ken, 1953-
David, Keith.
Ward, Geoffrey C.
Novick, Lynn.
Marsalis, Branford.
Redman, Joshua.
Lincoln, Abbey.
Giddins, Gary.
Early, Gerald Lyn.
Shaw, Arvell.
Wein, George.
McLean, Jackie.
Cuscuna, Michael.
Hentoff, Nat.
Hancock, Herbie, 1940-
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-
Ellington, Mercedes.
Florentine Films.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
PBS DVD (Firm)
Added Title Masterpiece by midnight
Music No. B8272D PBS DVD Gold

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