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DVD - 2000
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
10 episodes tracing the history of jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans to its heights and continuing presence.


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Jun 13, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There are ten DVD disks to Jazz by Ken Burns, so I only want to hit the highlights. It was wonderful to see Chicago and see where Louis Armstrong grew up. The New York City Jazz scene was alive and kicking with both music and dance. There is actual video of the Cotton Club at the height of its popularity. As with all Ken Burns documentaries, its informative and entertaining. Music fans this is for you!

Sep 04, 2013
  • MattPellerin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another stellar multi-part documentary by Ken Burns & PBS. Regardless of if you're new to the genre or a self-professed Louis Armstrong wizard, this movie will bring out the Jazz-nut in all of us. 5/5

Feb 24, 2012

I think it was probably because its home branch is Woodside that was closed for some months. Woodside is now open and you can now place a hold on this item.

Jan 11, 2012
  • historyfiend rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When I try to place a hold on this episode the system says "Hold not allowed." How come?

Mar 16, 2010
  • KarenW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

With interspresed comments by notible experts, including the inimitable Wynton Marsalis, this set bringsunderstanding to the most universal form of music. Truly a magnificiant explanation of the conversation that musicians and audiances can have when they hear this musical form.


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