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

Jazz, Episode six, Swing, the velocity of celebration, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns, (videorecording)

Label
Jazz, Episode six, Swing, the velocity of celebration
Title
Jazz
Title number
Episode six
Title part
Swing, the velocity of celebration
Statement of responsibility
a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns
Title variation
Swing, the velocity of celebration
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late 1930s, as the Great Depression deepens, jazz thrives. The saxophone emerges as an iconic instrument of the music; this segment introduces two of its masters, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Young migrates to Kansas City, where a vibrant music scene is prospering with musicians such as trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and drummers Jo Jones and Chick Webb. Out of this ferment emerges pianist Count Basie, who forms a band that epitomizes the Kansas City sound. Billie Holiday cuts recordings while other women musicians, including pianist Mary Lou Williams and singer Ella Fitzgerald emerge on the jazz scene. Benny Goodman holds the first-ever jazz concert at Carnegie Hall while Duke Ellington tours Europe
Cataloging source
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Writer, Geoffrey C. Ward ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editor, Aaron Vega
Language note
Closed captioned
PerformerNote
  • Commentary, Ossie Davis, Jon Hendricks, Wynton Marsalis, Artie Shaw, Albert Murray, Gerald Early, James Maher, Gary Giddins, Phoebe Jacobs, Phil Schaap, James Lincoln Collier, Norma Miller, Jimmy Rowles
  • Narrator, Keith David
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1921-2017
  • 1961-
  • 1910-2004
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burns, Ken
  • David, Keith
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • Novick, Lynn
  • Davis, Ossie
  • Hendricks, Jon
  • Marsalis, Wynton
  • Shaw, Artie
  • Florentine Films
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • PBS DVD (Firm)
Runtime
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ellington, Duke
  • Goodman, Benny
  • Basie, Count
  • Young, Lester
  • Hawkins, Coleman
  • Edison, Harry
  • Jones, Jo
  • Webb, Chick
  • Williams, Mary Lou
  • Holiday, Billie
  • Fitzgerald, Ella
  • Depressions
  • Jazz
  • Jazz musicians
  • African American musicians
  • African Americans
  • Jazz
  • Swing (Music)
Technique
live action
Label
Jazz, Episode six, Swing, the velocity of celebration, 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
ocm45768860
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., col. and b&w
Publisher number
B8268D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 671478
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Jazz, Episode six, Swing, the velocity of celebration, 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
ocm45768860
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., col. and b&w
Publisher number
B8268D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 671478
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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