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A Masterpiece By Midnight Ken Burns: Jazz 1:50:29 2001-01-31  $9.99  See Preview/Download
     In the 1970s, jazz loses the exuberant genius of Louis Armstrong and the transcendent artistry of Duke Ellington.  Their passing seems to mark the end of the music itself; however, a new generation of musicians emerges. The musical journey that began in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century continues. As it enters its second century, jazz is still brand new every night, still vibrant, still evolving, and still swinging. Details
The Adventure (January 29, 2001) Ken Burns: Jazz 1:53:52 2001-01-29  $9.99  See Preview/Download
     In the late 1950s, America's postwar prosperity continues, but beneath the surface run currents of change. For jazz, it is also a period of transition when old stars like Billie Holiday and Lester Young will burn out while young talents arise to take the music in new directions. Details
Risk (1945 - 1955) Ken Burns: Jazz 2:04:16 2001-01-24  $9.99  See Preview/Download
     The postwar years bring prosperity, but the underlying tension of the Cold War makes these anxious years as well. In jazz, this will be reflected in the broken rhythms and dissonant melodies of bebop, and in the troubled life of bebop's biggest star, Charlie Parker. Details
Dedicated to Chaos (1940 - 1945) Ken Burns: Jazz 1:57:51 2001-01-23  $9.99  See Preview/Download
     When America enters World War II, jazz is part of the arsenal. In Europe jazz is a beacon of hope and in America it becomes the embodiment of democracy. Meanwhile, many Black Americans find themselves fighting the injustice of segregation. Details
Swing: The Velocity of Celebration (1937 - 1939) Ken Burns: Jazz 1:43:42 2001-01-22  $9.99  See Preview/Download
     As the 1930's come to a close, Swing-mania is still going strong, but some fans are saying success has made the music too predictable. Their ears are tuned to a new sound - pulsing, stomping, suffused with the blues. Details
Swing: Pure Pleasure (1935 - 1937) Ken Burns: Jazz 1:28:55 2001-01-17  $9.99  See Preview/Download
     As the Great Depression drags on, jazz comes as close as it has ever come to being America's popular music. It has a new name now, Swing, and for millions of young fans, it will be the defining music of their generation. Details
The True Welcome (1929 - 1934) Ken Burns: Jazz 2:01:05 2001-01-15  $9.99  See Preview/Download
     America enters a decade of economic desperation as the Great Depression begins. In these dark times, jazz lifts the spirits of a frightened country, and finds itself poised for a decade of explosive growth. Details
Our Language (1924 - 1929) Ken Burns: Jazz 1:52:14 2001-01-10  $9.99  See Preview/Download
     In the 1920s, jazz is everywhere, and for the first time soloists and singers such as Bessie Smith take center stage, transforming the music with their distinctive voices and the unique stories they have to tell. Details
The Gift (1917 - 1924) Ken Burns: Jazz 1:48:14 2001-01-09  $9.99  See Preview/Download
     Speakeasies, flappers, and easy money - it's the Jazz Age, when the story of jazz becomes a tale of two great cities, Chicago and New York, and of two extraordinary artists - Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Details
Gumbo (Beginnings to 1917) Ken Burns: Jazz 1:28:35 2001-01-08  $9.99  See Preview/Download
     Jazz begins in New Orleans, 19th century America's most cosmopolitan city, where the sound of marching bands, Italian opera, Caribbean rhythms, and minstrel shows fills the streets with a richly diverse musical culture. Details

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