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The Resource Jazz, Episode five, Swing : pure pleasure [1935-1937], production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by [directed] Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward, (videorecording)

Jazz, Episode five, Swing : pure pleasure [1935-1937], production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by [directed] Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward, (videorecording)

Label
Jazz, Episode five, Swing : pure pleasure [1935-1937]
Title
Jazz
Title number
Episode five
Title part
Swing : pure pleasure [1935-1937]
Statement of responsibility
production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by [directed] Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward
Title variation
  • Swing
  • Jazz, a film by Ken Burns
  • Jazz, a film by Ken Burns
Title variation remainder
pure pleasure [1935-1937]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the midst of the Great Depression, jazz, now called swing, becomes increasingly popular, and for the first time musicians become matinee idols. Benny Goodman, hailed as the 'King of Swing,' has a host of rivals, among them Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw. Louis Armstrong heads a big band of his own. Duke Ellington continues his own independent course. Billie Holiday emerges from a childhood filled with tragedy to make her first joyous recordings and begin her career as the greatest of all female jazz singers. Benny Goodman demonstrates that in a rigidly segregated country there is still room in jazz for great black and white musicians to play side by side onstage. And on May 11, 1937, 4,000 people congregate at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom to witness a musical showdown between Goodman and the indefatigable Chick Webb
  • The Jazz video series by Ken Burns traces the history of Jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans to its heights and continuing presence
Member of
Cataloging source
WSL
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Jazz (Television program)
  • Jazz (Television program)
Credits note
Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editor, Paul Barnes ; senior creative consultant, Wynton Marsalis
Dewey number
781.65/09
Language note
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
ML3506
LC item number
.J39 2010 v.5
PerformerNote
  • Commentary: Wynton Marsalis, Leslie Bowie, Joshua Redman, Abbey Lincoln, Herbie Hancock, Matt Glaser, Branford Marsalis, Arvell Shaw, Gerald Early, Gary Giddins, Stanley Crouch, Phoebe Jacobs, Michael Cuscuna, Joe Lovano, Mercedes Ellington, John Sanders, George Wein, Jackie McLean, Nat Hentoff
  • Narrator, Keith David
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burns, Ken
  • David, Keith
  • Novick, Lynn
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • Marsalis, Wynton
  • Florentine Films
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
Runtime
90
Series statement
Jazz
Series volume
episode 5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Armstrong, Louis
  • Dorsey, Tommy
  • Ellington, Duke
  • Goodman, Benny
  • Holiday, Billie
  • Lunceford, Jimmie
  • Miller, Glenn
  • Shaw, Artie
  • Webb, Chick
  • Savoy Ballroom (New York, N.Y.)
  • Depressions
  • Swing (Music)
  • Dance orchestra music
  • Jitterbug (Dance)
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • Music
  • Jazz musicians
  • African American musicians
  • African Americans
  • Jazz dance
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Jazz, Episode five, Swing : pure pleasure [1935-1937], production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by [directed] Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "©2000 Florentine Films."--Disc, container and box
  • "Additional DVD material and packaging ©2010 PBS Distribution."--Container and box
  • Jazz video series originally produced for television in 2000 and first broadcast in 10 episodes on PBS beginning January 8, 2001
  • Episode 5 of the 10-part television program, Jazz. Original airdate January 17, 2001
  • The 2000 10-videocassette set of Jazz was accompanied by "Jazz, a film by Ken Burns : PBS VIDEOindex." The index contains references to key events, themes, and people featured in the series
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
not applicable
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)
Isbn
9781415702451
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w with col. sequences
Publisher number
  • JAZZ600 (set)
  • JAZZ600.5 (episode 5)
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898082886
  • (OCoLC)ocn898082886
  • (OCoLC)433844
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Jazz, Episode five, Swing : pure pleasure [1935-1937], production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by [directed] Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/
Publication
Note
  • "©2000 Florentine Films."--Disc, container and box
  • "Additional DVD material and packaging ©2010 PBS Distribution."--Container and box
  • Jazz video series originally produced for television in 2000 and first broadcast in 10 episodes on PBS beginning January 8, 2001
  • Episode 5 of the 10-part television program, Jazz. Original airdate January 17, 2001
  • The 2000 10-videocassette set of Jazz was accompanied by "Jazz, a film by Ken Burns : PBS VIDEOindex." The index contains references to key events, themes, and people featured in the series
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
not applicable
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)
Isbn
9781415702451
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w with col. sequences
Publisher number
  • JAZZ600 (set)
  • JAZZ600.5 (episode 5)
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898082886
  • (OCoLC)ocn898082886
  • (OCoLC)433844
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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