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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
Provides a broad perspective of the genre as it has evolved to current popularity.Published 8 days ago by Charles B Goldman
What a wonderful history of the music and people. Fantastic music includedPublished 10 days ago by Robert E. Feyerabend
One of my all time favorites that I watch over and over again, and I always learn something new. This is priceless!Published 13 days ago by Kermit
This is a classic, must see series from Ken Burns. Sit back and take it in.
My concern about watching this series on Amazon Prime has to do with the fact that I took a break... Read more
For some reason you, Amazon, decided to charge $6.99 each for the last 2 episodes, the first seven were free. So I didn't finish the series. Is
there an explanation for this.
Very informative. I wanted to watch this series because I knew relatively little about jazz history. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amy R. Turon
There's a ton of history here, and it's not only of Jazz. This should be part of a required course in our country's schools. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Dee D.
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|Most striking omissions||
Ray Charles [brief picture seen on wall in the end credits], Dinah Washington, Count Basie, Oscar Brown Jr, Max Roach, Quincy Jones etc etc the list goes on and on in terms of important Jazz artists who were missing.
Whole documentary is a pitiful waste of time & money. And best avoided [or... Read More
May 15, 2015 by Mr. P | See all 3 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