Jazz (2001)
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A Masterpiece by Midnight: 1960 to the Present 

During the Sixties, jazz is in trouble. Though Louis Armstrong briefly outsells the Beatles with "Hello Dolly," most jazz musicians are desperate for work and many head for Europe. In the ... See full summary »

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Ken Burns
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Louis Armstrong ... Self (archive footage)
Lester Bowie Lester Bowie ... Self
Dave Brubeck ... Self (archive footage)
James Carter James Carter ... Self
Regina Carter Regina Carter ... Self
Ron Carter Ron Carter ... Self
Stanley Crouch ... Self
Michael Cuscuna Michael Cuscuna ... Self
Keith David ... Narrator (voice)
Gerald Early ... Self
Duke Ellington ... Self (archive footage)
Mercedes Ellington Mercedes Ellington ... Self
Gary Giddins Gary Giddins ... Self
João Gilberto ... Self (archive footage)
Dizzy Gillespie ... Self (archive footage)
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During the Sixties, jazz is in trouble. Though Louis Armstrong briefly outsells the Beatles with "Hello Dolly," most jazz musicians are desperate for work and many head for Europe. 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. But in 1976, when Dexter Gordon returns from Europe for a triumphant comeback, jazz has a homecoming, too. A new generation emerges, led by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis - schooled in the music's traditions, skilled in the art of improvisation, and aflame with ideas. 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. Written by Anonymous

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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31 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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Florentine Films, WETA See more »
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