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The Resource Jazz, Episode eight, Risk, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns, (videorecording)

Jazz, Episode eight, Risk, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns, (videorecording)

Label
Jazz, Episode eight, Risk
Title
Jazz
Title number
Episode eight
Title part
Risk
Statement of responsibility
a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns
Title variation
Risk
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1945 and 1955 jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Cataloging source
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Writer, Geoffrey C. Ward ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editor, Sandra Marie Christie
Language note
Closed captioned
PerformerNote
  • Commentary, Wynton Marsalis, Ossie Davis, Jon Hendricks, Stanley Crouch, Gerald Early, Gary Giddins, Phil Schaap, Stan Levy, Harry Edison, Jackie McLean, Nat Hentoff, Bertrand Travernier
  • Narrator, Keith David
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burns, Ken
  • David, Keith
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • Novick, Lynn
  • Marsalis, Wynton
  • Davis, Ossie
  • Florentine Films
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • PBS DVD (Firm)
Runtime
120
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ellington, Duke
  • Parker, Charlie
  • Gillespie, Dizzy
  • Granz, Norman
  • Armstrong, Louis
  • Davis, Miles
  • Brubeck, Dave
  • Mulligan, Gerry
  • Monk, Thelonious
  • Desmond, Paul
  • Holiday, Billie
  • Fitzgerald, Ella
  • Lewis, John
  • Jazz
  • Jazz musicians
  • African American musicians
  • Musicians
  • African Americans
  • Bop (Music)
Technique
live action
Label
Jazz, Episode eight, Risk, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"PBS DVD Gold."
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm45792995
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)
Isbn
9780780634183
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794054826227 (set)
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
B8270D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 671475
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Jazz, Episode eight, Risk, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
"PBS DVD Gold."
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm45792995
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)
Isbn
9780780634183
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794054826227 (set)
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
B8270D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 671475
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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