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The Resource Jazz, Episode six, Swing : the velocity of celebration [1937 to 1939], 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 six, Swing : the velocity of celebration [1937 to 1939], 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 six, Swing : the velocity of celebration [1937 to 1939]
Title
Jazz
Title number
Episode six
Title part
Swing : the velocity of celebration [1937 to 1939]
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 : the velocity of celebration [1937 to 1939]
  • Jazz, a film by Ken Burns
  • Jazz, a film by Ken Burns
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • As the Great Depression deepens, jazz thrives and swing becomes evem more popular, but many jazz aficionados find swing too predictable and search for a newer sound. They find it in Kansas City, where a vibrant music scene is prospering with musicians such as trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and drummers Jo Jones and Chick Webb. Out of this ferment emerges pianist Count Basie, who forms a band that epitomizes the Kansas City sound. Basie's tenor saxophonist, Lester Young, records with Billie Holliday and challenges Coleman Hawkins as the reigning king of tenor sax. New women musicians including pianist Mary Lou Williams and singer Ella Fitzgerald emerge on the jazz scene. Benny Goodman holds the first-ever jazz concert at Carnegie Hall while Duke Ellington tours Europe and Coleman Hawkins returns after many years spent overseas
  • 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.6
PerformerNote
  • Narrator, Keith David
  • Commentary: Ossie Davis, Jon Hendricks, Wynton Marsalis, Artie Shaw, Albert Murray, Gerald Early, James Maher, Gary Giddins, Phoebe Jacobs, Phil Schaap, James Lincoln Collier, Norma Miller, Jimmy Rowles
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
105
Series statement
Jazz
Series volume
episode 6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Armstrong, Louis
  • Basie, Count
  • Dorsey, Tommy
  • Edison, Harry
  • Ellington, Duke
  • Fitzgerald, Ella
  • Goodman, Benny
  • Hawkins, Coleman
  • Holiday, Billie
  • Jones, Jo
  • Lunceford, Jimmie
  • Miller, Glenn
  • Shaw, Artie
  • Webb, Chick
  • Williams, Mary Lou
  • Young, Lester
  • Depressions
  • Swing (Music)
  • Dance orchestra music
  • Jitterbug (Dance)
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • Music
  • Jazz musicians
  • African American musicians
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Jazz, Episode six, Swing : the velocity of celebration [1937 to 1939], 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 6 of the 10-part television program, Jazz. Original airdate January 22, 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. 105 min.)
Isbn
9781415702451
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w with col. sequences
Publisher number
  • JAZZ600 (set)
  • JAZZ600.6 (episode 6)
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898083740
  • (OCoLC)ocn898083740
  • (OCoLC)433849
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Jazz, Episode six, Swing : the velocity of celebration [1937 to 1939], 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 6 of the 10-part television program, Jazz. Original airdate January 22, 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. 105 min.)
Isbn
9781415702451
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w with col. sequences
Publisher number
  • JAZZ600 (set)
  • JAZZ600.6 (episode 6)
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898083740
  • (OCoLC)ocn898083740
  • (OCoLC)433849
System details
DVD, stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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