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Jazz [videorecording] / a Florentine Films production ; produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; a film [directed] by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward.

Call Number: ML3506 .W373 2000
Local Holdings LHCC
Author/Creator: Burns, Ken, 1953-
Novick, Lynn
Ward, Geoffrey C
Florentine Films.
PBS DVD (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Title: Jazz [videorecording] / a Florentine Films production ; produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; a film [directed] by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward.
Published: [Washington, D.C.?] : Burbank, CA : PBS DVD ; distributed by Warner Home Video, c2000.
Description: 10 videodiscs (ca. 19 hr.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Object Name: DVDs
Collection Type: Moving Images
Process/Technique: printing processes
Materials: plastic (organic material)
Contents Note: Episode 1. Gumbo (ca. 90 min.) -- episode 2. The gift (ca. 120 min.) -- episode 3. Our language (ca. 120 min.) -- episode 4. The true welcome (ca. 120 min.) -- episode 5. Swing : pure pleasure (ca. 90 min.) -- episode 6. Swing : the velocity of celebration (ca. 105 min.) -- episode 7. Dedicated to chaos (ca. 120 min.) -- episode 8. Risk (ca. 120 min.) -- episode 9. The adventure (ca. 120 min.) -- episode 10. A masterpiece by midnight (ca. 120 min.).
Summary: Documentary exploring the history of jazz from its beginnings through the 1990's, including the stories of many of its creators and performers. Includes archival video, still photographs, historical performances, and newly recorded interviews and musical performances.
General Note: Produced for television and first broadcast in 10 episodes on PBS beginning January, 2001.
"PBS DVD gold"--Disc labels.
Insert with episode contents in container for episode 1.
Gumbo, episode 1, describes how this music form was "born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New Orleans."
Includes Making of Jazz featurette (20 min.) ; three performances not included in the television broadcast (by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis) ; access during play to information about the performances heard in the program ; access to PBS web site by utilizing DVD-ROM drive on computer.
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Production Credits: Cinematography, Buddy Squire, Ken Burns ; supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; editors, Paul Barnes (episode 1), Sandra Marie Christie (episodes 2, 8), Lewis Erskine (episodes 3, 9), Craig Mellish (episode 3), Erik Ewers (episodes 4, 7), Tricia Reidy (episodes 5, 10), Sarah E. Hill (episodes 5, 10), Shannon Robards (episode 5), Aaron Vega (episode 6) ; narrator, Keith David.
System details Note: DVD, dual-layer, stereo.
Collection Theme: Music and Performing Arts
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
African American musicians.
Jazz musicians.
Jazz--Louisiana--New Orleans--History and criticism.
Jazz--United States--History and criticism.
Item Info.: Identification Number: 2001-49-RL.1.1-10
Holding Type: special collection