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The Resource Jazz, Episode seven, Dedicated to chaos, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; writer, Geoffrey C. Ward, (videorecording)

Jazz, Episode seven, Dedicated to chaos, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; writer, Geoffrey C. Ward, (videorecording)

Label
Jazz, Episode seven, Dedicated to chaos
Title
Jazz
Title number
Episode seven
Title part
Dedicated to chaos
Statement of responsibility
a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; writer, Geoffrey C. Ward
Title variation
  • Dedicated to chaos
  • Jazz : dedicated to chaos
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When America enters WWII in 1941, swing becomes a symbol of democracy and entertainers like Dave Brubeck, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw take their music to the armed forces overseas. In Nazi-occupied Europe, gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt blends jazz with his own musical traditions. In New York Billie Holiday is unofficial queen despite a growing addiction to narcotics. Duke Ellington, assisted by the gifted young arranger, Billy Strayhorn, brings his music to ever-greater heights. After dark a small underground of gifted young musicians led by the trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonists Charlie Parker and Ben Webster begin to develop a new fast and intricate way of playing, developing a new music called bebop. Meanwhile in 1945, black soldiers return home to the same racism they fought against, and a growing unrest sets the seeds for future rebellions
Member of
Cataloging source
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Jazz (Television program)
Credits note
Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editor, Erik Ewers
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Commentary, Wynton Marsalis, Arvell Shaw, Joya Sherrill, Albert Murray, Stanley Crouch, Gary Giddins, Mercedes Ellington, Milt Hinton, John Sanders, Stan Levy, Jimmy Rowles ; narrator, Keith David
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1961-
  • 1927-2010
  • 1925-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burns, Ken
  • David, Keith
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • Novick, Lynn
  • Marsalis, Wynton
  • Sherrill, Joya
  • Murray, Albert
  • Crouch, Stanley
  • Giddins, Gary
  • Ellington, Mercedes
  • Hinton, Milt
  • Sanders, John
  • Levy, Stan
  • Rowles, Jimmie
  • Florentine Films
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • PBS DVD (Firm)
Runtime
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ellington, Duke
  • Parker, Charlie
  • Gillespie, Dizzy
  • Shaw, Artie
  • Miller, Glenn
  • Brubeck, Dave
  • Webster, Ben
  • Strayhorn, Billy
  • Reinhardt, Django
  • Holiday, Billie
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jazz
  • Jazz musicians
  • African American musicians
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Swing (Music)
  • Bop (Music)
Technique
live action
Label
Jazz, Episode seven, Dedicated to chaos, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; writer, Geoffrey C. Ward, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"PBS DVD Gold."
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
45786078
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
B8269D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Jazz, Episode seven, Dedicated to chaos, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; writer, Geoffrey C. Ward, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
"PBS DVD Gold."
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
45786078
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
B8269D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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