Jazz Episodes

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Episode Detail: A Masterpiece by Midnight - Jazz

The conclusion covers the years 1961-2000, when the jazz world, says narrator Keith David, "was a tower of Babel," bebop morphed into hard bop, avant garde and "free jazz," and Miles Davis began experimenting with a jazz-rock "fusion." Among the major players: Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor and, of course, John Coltrane. But 'Trane died in 1967. Also passing from the scene: jazz's titans, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

Episodes: Jazz (11)

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Premiered: January 08, 2001, on PBS
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Premise: Ken Burns' panoramic 10-part essay on `America's music.' Jazz, says narrator Keith David, is `creation on the spot.' Not so with this documentary series: It took six years to produce and featured some 500 pieces of music and 75 interviewees. The opinions of the primary one, Wynton Marsalis (billed as `senior creative consultant'), riled a number of critics. But few could dispute the genius of Burns' two key `Jazz' artists, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

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