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

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

Label
Jazz, Episode seven, Dedicated to chaos
Title
Jazz
Title number
Episode seven
Title part
Dedicated to chaos
Statement of responsibility
a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns
Title variation
Dedicated to chaos
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When America enters WWII in 1941, swing becomes a symbol of democracy and entertainers like Dave Brubeck, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw take their music to the armed forces overseas. In Nazi-occupied Europe, gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt blends jazz with his own musical traditions. In New York Billie Holiday is unofficial queen despite a growing addiction to narcotics. Duke Ellington, assisted by the gifted young arranger, Billy Strayhorn, brings his music to ever-greater heights. After dark a small underground of gifted young musicians led by the trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonists Charlie Parker and Ben Webster begin to develop a new fast and intricate way of playing, developing a new music called bebop. Meanwhile in 1945, black soldiers return home to the same racism they fought against, and a growing unrest sets the seeds for future rebellions
Cataloging source
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Writer, Geoffrey C. Ward ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editor, Erik Ewers
Language note
Closed captioned
PerformerNote
  • Commentary, Wynton Marsalis, Arvell Shaw, Joya Sherrill, Albert Murray, Stanley Crouch, Gary Giddins, Mercedes Ellington, Milt Hinton, John Sanders, Stan Levy, Jimmy Rowles
  • 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
  • Florentine Films
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • PBS DVD (Firm)
Runtime
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ellington, Duke
  • Parker, Charlie
  • Gillespie, Dizzy
  • Shaw, Artie
  • Miller, Glenn
  • Brubeck, Dave
  • Webster, Ben
  • Strayhorn, Billy
  • Reinhardt, Django
  • Holiday, Billie
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jazz
  • Jazz musicians
  • African American musicians
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Swing (Music)
  • Bop (Music)
Technique
live action
Label
Jazz, Episode seven, Dedicated to chaos, 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
ocm45786078
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.)
Isbn
9780780634183
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794054826227 (set)
Other physical details
sd., b&w with col. sequences
Publisher number
B8269D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 671477
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Jazz, Episode seven, Dedicated to chaos, 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
ocm45786078
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.)
Isbn
9780780634183
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794054826227 (set)
Other physical details
sd., b&w with col. sequences
Publisher number
B8269D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 671477
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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