Jazz - A Film By Ken Burns details
|Starring:||David Keith, Glenn Miller, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Keppard, Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet|
|Genre:||Music/Musical - Music - Rock/Pop|
|Studio:||SIMPLY HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Jazz - The Gift
|TBC Disc 1|
Jazz - Pure Pleasure
|TBC Disc 2|
Jazz - Dedicated to Chaos
|TBC Disc 3|
Jazz - A Masterpiece at Midnight
|TBC Disc 4|
|Run time:||12 hours 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||08 Oct 2001|
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Good introduction but not for enthusiasts..By a customer from Wales , 07 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This series played a major role in turning me into a ardent lover of jazz: the sights and sounds you'll encounter are truly memorable and moving, whetting your appetite for more. But as so many other jazz fans have noted, vast swathes of the music (like the last four decades) are brazenly and inexcusably ignored in favor of portraying the ultra-narrow, retrograde Wynton Marsalis/Stanley Crouch version of jazz history--a perspective most jazz fans and musicians vehemently disagree with.
A good introduction into Jazz but real enthusiasts will be a little dissapointed.
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riveting playing, great visuals and soundBy a customer from Coulsdon , 20 Aug 2009intelligent, informative commenatary interspersed between historic footage that shows barely a blemish and has superb soundtrack.
interesting for the casual viewer, riveting for anyone with a love of jazz.
All dat Jazz!By bilko1969 (10 reviews) from Newcastle upon Tyne , 31 Aug 2008This a must for any Jazz fan but you will have to have plenty of time to watch it all as it is very long. However, you have to forgive Ken Burns as there's a lot of history to cover here. The one fortunate thing is that it's nicely broken up into 12 episodes. The genius of this piece is in letting real musicians and people from families who knew the Jazz musicians we all know and love to add their own side to the story as well as the crytics and historians. The asides can be rather amusing as well!
Ken Burns History of JazzBy tobywalker (8 reviews) from Surbiton, Surrey, United Kingdom , 19 May 2008I caught this series when it was shown very late on in the evening on television several years ago. It remained in my grey matter since that time, leaving in my mind a musical marker in the history of Black Music crossing the last two centuries. These peoples recordings form the bedrock of all of the popular musical styles we listen to today. Essential viewing in order to know where you are moving to musically, from where you have been in the past. Great footage. Don't forget to send the rest of the series guys!
it's all about the music...By Chris Weir from Cumbria, England , 12 Dec 2005This documentary series was great viewing the first time around, but only a few years on and the tone seems too reverential and far from revelatory. Granted, the music IS great, but the films just don't add much to that. Provides a interesting chronological overview, but leaves you craving a little more depth.
Jazz - A Film By Ken BurnsBy a customer from London, England , 26 Oct 2005A one off look into the roots of Jazz through to its modern day equivalant. If you are into serious documentaries and think you know a thing or two about Jazz then watch this as it covers music that you'll probably never hear or see even ever again.