Jazz: Season 1: Episode 8 -- The postwar years bring prosperity, but the Cold War threat makes these anxious years as well. In jazz, this underlying tension will be reflected in bebop, and in the troubled life of it's biggest star, Charlie Parker. Dizzy Gillespie, tries to popularize the new sound by adding showmanship and Latin rhythms, while pianist Thelonius Monk infuses it with his eccentric personality to create a music all his own. Dave Brubeck mixes jazz with classical music to produce a million-seller LP. But one man remains determined to give jazz popular appeal on his own terms, the trumpet player Miles Davis.
Dave Brubeck leads trumpeter Bert Courtley and alto Johnny Scott in Brubeck's own 'It's A Raggy Waltz,' leaving various actors irrelevant in director Basil Dearden's All Night Long, 1963.
Rod (Richard Attenborough) greets Dave Brubeck who does a little acting in an overcoat, while Delia (Marti Stevens) turns down Johnny (Patrick McGoohan) in a key scene from All Night Long, 1963.
Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans; Four people die at a free Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California; America's first attempt to put a satellite into orbit fails; Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck is born. (Dec. 6)
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