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Jazz by Ken Burns | PBS America

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Published on Mar 15, 2013

** Available to buy on DVD in the UK from www.pbsamerica.co.uk/shop **
Jazz - Mondays through to Wednesdays from 7 October 2013
PBS America | Virgin Media 243 | Sky 534 | pbsamerica.co.uk

Possibly the most detailed examination of a musical genre, this documentary, produced over a six-year period at a cost of more than £10 million, was hailed by one New York Post reviewer as simply "the best American documentary I have ever seen."

Jazz is more than just the music. It is a whole social phenomenon that reflected and helped shape the 20th century, especially for African Americans on the path to emancipation. Produced by Lynn Novick and Ken Burns, Jazz is structured chronologically, following the progress of both the music and society in a compelling and dramatic combination of archival materials, live cinematography and personal recollections of those involved. The series begins by tracing Jazz's roots to fin de siècle New Orleans, where the mix of marching bands, ragtime, blues, minstrel shows and even Italian opera began to merge into a new sound on the street.

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