Ken Burns' Jazz
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For the third part of his American Trilogy--following THE CIVIL WAR and BASEBALL--Ken Burns takes on "that most American of art... Read More
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. Minimize
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6 Reviews from Epinions.com
Nov 3, 2006
Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns: History, Music and Message in 19 Hours or So
Pros: recordings, pictures, subject, care, structure
Cons: need to watch it over a period of time to not be overwhelmed
Everyone will learn something about jazz music and the history of this country in the 20th century in the beautifully made documentary. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 23, 2001
Ken Burns' Jazz: Jazz 101 and Beyond
Pros: Excellent editing, narration, interviews, historical photos and music.
Cons: Impossible to cover all great musicians, even in 19 hours.
Wonderful historical account of Jazz in America for beginners, and long time collectors. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 22, 2001
In The Spirit Of Black History Month Celebration
Pros: A true American Musical Art Form;
Cons: Some great names are not mentioned
A 10-episode series that anybody who is serious about their American heritage should watch. You'll get a full packet.. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 23, 2001
Jazz by Ken Burns and PBS-Midterm
Pros: A thorough examination of the American art form: jazz
Cons: A little too much emphasis on early jazz
Beautiful music, beautiful photos and beautiful people fill this 19 hour masterpiece of a show. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 6, 2001
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!
Pros: An excellent timeline of America's first original music!
Cons: Focuses on certain individuals while only touching on others.
I plan on owning the collection and would recommend it to any jazz fan with the caveat that it isn't a "definitive history" of the music. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 16, 2001
Jazz gets most, but not all, of its due
Pros: If you've forgotten how much you love jazz, this film will remind you.
Cons: Too many greats left out, and an over-emphasis on Louis Armstrong.
If you're new to jazz or are a lapsed jazz lover, this is for you. For hardcore jazz fans, you'll probably be disappointed. Read More at Epinions.com