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The Gift

As the Roaring Twenties accelerate, Paul Whiteman, a white bandleader, sells millions of records playing a sweet, symphonic jazz. Louis Armstrong comes to New York, adding his improvisational brilliance to the band's new sound - and soon Armstrong is showing the whole world how to swing.
S1 E2 Length 1:48:52 Premiere: 12.15.15

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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

The Gift

S1 E2 Length 1:48:52 Premiere Date 12.15.15

Gumbo

S1 E1 Length 1:21:48 Premiere Date 12.15.15

Louis Armstrong Returns to Europe

Clip Length 02:12 Premiere Date 1.6.12

The Savoy Ballroom

Clip Length 03:53 Premiere Date 1.6.12

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