Gumbo, Episode One

DVD - 2000
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From the creator of The Civil War, Baseball and many other acclaimed documentaries comes this epic series celebrating that most American of art forms, jazz. From its blues and ragtime roots through swing and into bebop and fusion, the growth of jazz is charted as you watch 75 interviews, more than 500 pieces of music and rare, unseen photos and footage!
Publisher: [United States] : Pbs Home Video, 2000.
ISBN: 9781415702451
Branch Call Number: DVD 781. 65 JAZ eps. 01
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Feb 17, 2018

The evolution of jazz is a beautiful thing to behold! So many great artists from Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and the most famous of all, the genius Duke Ellington. I really loved seeing and hearing the music from New York City and the famous Cotton Club. Over the years you hear so many reference to the Cotton Club, but to see it and feel like you are there, well, it really is a little unreal!!

Sep 12, 2016

VERY GOOD Episode 1 of Ken Burns' PBS Jazz series which I have now watched several episodes of (and will be viewing more).
Gumbo IS an appropriate name for this first episode, as it covers the mix of New Orleans cultural elements/music which contributed to birth and early evolution of jazz, including ragtime/jass, creole music, African blues, etc.

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