Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music from the gritty streets of New Orleans to Chicago's south side, the speakeasies of Kansas city and to Times Square. Full film now streaming.
Jazz is the best expression of what it means to be American. One might even be tempted to say that it's impossible to fully understand what America is all about without at least some understanding of what jazz is all about. And if you want to understand what jazz is all about, Ken Burns' wonderful documentary series is a good place to begin.
Various Artists – Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of America's Music – Allmusic link; In 2002, Columbia also released two low-priced box sets, each containing three of the previously released single-artist collections. Ken Burns Jazz, Vol. 1 (Includes Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman compilations) – Allmusic link
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Continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed works, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music—jazz. Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New Orleans but played from the beginning by musicians of every color, jazz celebrates all Americans at their best.