A look at the collaborative process of making music in a jazz band. Featured bands include the Bad Plus; Soulive; Medeski Martin and Wood; E.S.T.; Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band; Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey; daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra; and Jason Moran and the Bandwagon.
An exploration of the 12 notes used in Western music and how they convey different emotions. Featured artists include Marco Benevento, Ravi Coltrane, Anat Cohen, Dave Holland, Gretchen Parlato, Danilo Perez, Chris Potter, Dafnis Prieto, Dianne Reeves, Skerik and Esperanza Spalding.
A four-part overview of contemporary jazz opens with "A Quiet Revolution," which explores what jazz is and what it's evolving into through the works of rising stars and such influential performers as Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock and Joe Lovano.