Ken Burns: Jazz Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Ken Burns: Jazz the Movie

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Burns explores the origins and history of jazz music, starting in the 1890s in New Orleans. For fans of the music, this documentary is a treasure trove of information, memories, and rare glimpses at some of Jazz's best and most influential performers. Burns uses a combination of interviews, photographs, recordings, and commentary. Many of the episodes are further accompanied by full performances and live recordings of memorable pieces and artists--Louis Armstrong's "I Cover the Waterfront," Duke Ellington's "C-Jam Blues," and Mile Davis doing "New Rhumba," to cite just three.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 1140 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Documentary Films, Music--Jazz
Geoffrey C. Ward
Ken Burns, Buddy Squires
Ken Burns

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