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Jazz: :  -- A survey of the musical form's history and major talents.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
8 January 2001 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A survey of the musical form's history and major talents. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A huge disappointment. See more (25 total) »

Cast

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Keith David ... Narrator (10 episodes, 2001)
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Series Directed by
Ken Burns (10 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Produced by
Sarah Botstein .... associate producer (10 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Film Editing by
Sandra Christie (2 episodes, 2001)
Lewis Erskine (2 episodes, 2001)
Erik Ewers (2 episodes, 2001)
Sarah E. Hill (2 episodes, 2001)

Tricia Reidy (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Dan Korintus .... sound editor (10 episodes, 2001)

Mark Roy .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Ira Spiegel .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
John Zecca .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Tim Clark .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2001)
Barnard Jaffier .... assistant editor / associate editor (10 episodes, 2001)
Josh LeBlanc .... apprentice editor (10 episodes, 2001)
Joe Salleres .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 2001)
JP Sarro .... editorial intern (7 episodes, 2001)
Dave Mast .... first assistant editor (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Other crew
Jeff Daniels .... researcher (10 episodes, 2001)
Peter Condon .... intern (2 episodes, 2001)

Rebecca Bregman .... researcher (unknown episodes, 1997)
 

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114 min (10 episodes)
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A huge disappointment., 10 March 2002
Author: Austen

Until viewing this documentary I thought it utterly fantastic that jazz could be boring. That belief was shattered by Ken Burns' disappointing "Jazz". Though it certainly contains immensely valuable archival footage, the mini-series as a whole is no more than traditionalist propaganda.

By all means, go to a jazz concert! Read Amiri Baraka's [LeRoi Jones'] "Blues People" & "Black Music" and Angela Davis' "Blues Legacies and Black Feminism" or Miles Davis' or Duke Ellington's memoirs. There are many other, better ways to learn about this uniquely American art form that abstain from this labored attempt to impose a narrow view of the jazz ideal (I mean how many *hours* of screen time should Wynton Marsalis really have?).

Those with an appreciation for the music and footage used in "Jazz" will either enjoy the rarities or laugh at the pompous presentation (or both). Those unfamiliar with anything related to jazz should know that this series presents a very slanted view of history. The lack of any objectivity led to critics almost universally panning "Jazz" on its release.

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