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The DVD set also includes three full-length performances not seen in the film: Louis Armstrong's "I Cover the Waterfront" from 1933, Duke Ellington's "C Jam Blues" from 1942, and Miles Davis's "New Rhumba" from 1959. Finally, the 16-minute documentary "Making of Jazz" provides insight into the production of the film. Ken Burns and producer Lynn Novick (who both admit their lack of musical training) discuss their process of researching and collecting materials, Wynton Marsalis mentions how he suggested to Burns the topic of jazz after the trumpeter became a fan of The Civil War, and narrator Keith David is shown recording his lines. --David Horiuchi
And from that vantage point, I think Jazz is pretty darn good.
No can one find as much information, fact and conjecture on so many artists that ALL contributed to the American Art Form of Jazz.
Yet even with these relatively minor quibbles, Ken Burns has done the music a great service with this project.
I have this in my library already. This is a unique time capsule of music in the 20th century. Before Rock n' Roll came along in the 1950's, I use to listen to my dad's and... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Richard W. Nancett, Jr.
Terrific social history, that should be followed up with a history of big band swing and American Standard music that diverged from it.Published 3 days ago by Bradford Janes
Excellent. Required viewing for anyone who wants to understand and appreciate American culture.Published 10 days ago by Chester Corpt
This is a great film! It teaches you a lot of things about Jazz and teaches you things about Jazz that you never knew.Published 11 days ago by Jolene Thompson
Outstanding presentation wealth of information not only did I enjoy watching I learned so much!Published 12 days ago by michele jordan
This is the best documentary about jazz music ever made I thoroughly enjoyed watching every second of this DVD set, the history of jazz from it's birth in New Orleans to it's... Read morePublished 15 days ago by AlanWarner
OUTSTANDING!!! I am not even a fan of JAZZ, but this is history!Published 18 days ago by Maureen Spencer
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|Most striking omissions||
Very well said. I think it is absolutely outrageous that Burns chose to omit one of the greatest jazz pianists this world has ever seen and that would be The Magician, a/k/a Erroll Garner.
Apr 2, 2013 by Erroll | See all 2 posts
|does this set include a music only disc, too?||
No this is only a 10 DVD (Video) set. You might still find the soundtrack on CD if you are lucky (several discs long).
Sep 18, 2011 by Eric Pregosin | See all 2 posts
|Subtitles and closed caption||
Asked and answered several times in the last decade. English captions only, no subbies.
Dec 27, 2010 by Eric Pregosin | See all 2 posts