PBS - Ken Burns: Jazz (10-DVD)

Director: Ken Burns
Rating 3.6
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 18 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Pbs (Direct)
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
10-Disc Boxed Set - Keep Case
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Audio:
  • Dolby Digital Stereo - English
  • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
Additional Release Material:
  • Behind the Scenes - "Making of JAZZ"
Interactive Features:
  • Pop-Ups - "Playlist" (Including Additional Footage on Discs 2, 7 & 9)
  • Scene Selection
DVD-ROM:
  • Web Links - Official Site
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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 01/08/2001
"...Mr. Burns's elegiac thoroughness...is given a big lift by the artfully assembled music....JAZZ is full of dreams."
USA Today - 01/08/2001
"...This epic production surrounds its stories and civic lessons with an almost unquenchable torrent of great music..." -- 3 out of 4 stars

Product Description:

For the third part of his American Trilogy--following THE CIVIL WAR and BASEBALL--Ken Burns takes on "that most American of art forms": jazz. The 10-part, 19-hour film begins with the music's roots in post-Civil War New Orleans and concludes roughly a century later. The story focuses not only on the personalities and events that helped define the music but also on the social and cultural climate in which they emerged, making KEN BURNS' JAZZ a film about more than just music.

Plot Synopsis:

Ken Burns takes the viewer on a 19-hour visual and aural tour. Find out why jazz was, and may still be, one of the most revolutionary musical--and artistic--expressions around.

Plot Keywords:

African American Culture | American History | Jazz | Jazz Fusion | Jazz Instrumental | Jazz Legends | Jazz Musicians | Jazz Vocal | Jazz Vocalists | Made-For-Network TV | Music | Music (General)

Production Notes:

  • TELEVISION RELEASE (PBS): JANUARY 2001.
  • Ken Burns's thorough exploration of jazz music includes:
    - 500 pieces of music
    - 75 interviews
    - 2400 stills
    - more than 2000 films clips...
  • The episode/original air date breakdown is as follows:
  • 1/8/2001 - GUMBO (BEGINNINGS TO 1917)
    1/9/2001 - THE GIFT (1917-1924)
    1/10/2001 - OUR LANGUAGE (1924-1928)
    1/15/2001 - THE TRUE WELCOME (1929-1935)
    1/17/2001 - SWING: PURE PLEASURE (1935-1937)
    1/22/2001 - SWING: THE VELOCITY OF CELEBRATION (1927-1939)
    1/23/2001 - DEDICATED TO CHAOS (1940-1945)
    1/24/2001 - RISK (1945-1955)
    1/29/2001 - THE ADVENTURE (1956-1960)
    1/31/2001 - A MASTERPIECE BY MIDNIGHT (1961-THE PRESENT)

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