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A Masterpiece by Midnight

During the Sixties, jazz is in trouble. Critics divide the music into "schools" - Dixieland, swing, bebop, hard bop, modal, free, avant-garde. But most young people are listening to rock 'n' roll.
Season 1 Episode 10 Length 1:48:32 Premiere: 12/15/15

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Funding provided by: General Motors;PBS; Park Foundation; CPB; The Pew Charitable Trusts; The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism; NEH; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The Reva and David Logan Foundation; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundations; NEA; Helen and Peter Bing

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Jazz

About Jazz

Jazz has been called the purest expression of American democracy; a music built on individualism and compromise, independence and cooperation. 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.

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Season 1 Episodes

A Masterpiece by Midnight

S1 E10 Length 1:48:32 Premiere Date 12/15/15

The Adventure

S1 E9 Length 1:54:32 Premiere Date 12/15/15

Risk

S1 E8 Length 1:58:35 Premiere Date 12/15/15

Dedicated to Chaos

S1 E7 Length 1:53:09 Premiere Date 12/13/15

Swing: The Velocity of Celebration

S1 E6 Length 1:39:45 Premiere Date 12/15/15

Swing: Pure Pleasure

S1 E5 Length 1:28:38 Premiere Date 12/15/15

The True Welcome

S1 E4 Length 1:58:57 Premiere Date 12/15/15

Our Language

S1 E3 Length 1:46:40 Premiere Date 12/15/15

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