Sunday, January 07, 2001

'Jazz' schedule

        Here is the schedule for Ken Burns' 10-part Jazz documentary. Each episode airs at 9 p.m.

        • Monday, “Gumbo” (Beginnings-1917): New Orleans roots of jazz; Buddy Bolden; Jelly Roll Morton; Sidney Bechet; Freddie Keppard; Nick LaRocco's Original Dixieland Jass Band; James Reese Europe.

        • Tuesday, “The Gift” (1917-24): Growth of jazz in New Orleans, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.; Joe “King” Oliver; Louis Armstrong's first recording; Duke Ellington; Paul Whiteman; Fletcher Henderson.

        • Wednesday, “Our Language” (1924-28): The Roaring '20s; Louis Armstrong's Chicago Hot Five and Hot Seven; Bessie Smith; Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer; Ethel Waters; Jelly Roll Morton; Artie Shaw; Duke Ellington's “jungle music.”

        • Monday, Jan. 15 “The True Welcome” (1929-35): Louis Armstrong's vocal style; Duke Ellington's harmonies; the Lindy Hop; Chick Webb; Fletcher Henderson; Fats Waller; Art Tatum; Benny Goodman.

        • Wednesday, Jan. 17 “Swing: Pure Pleasure (1935-37): The swing era; Benny Goodman; Jimmie Lunceford; Tommy Dorsey; Glen Miller; Artie Shaw; Teddy Wilson; Lionel Hampton.

        • Monday, Jan. 22 “Swing: The Velocity of Celebration” (1937-39): The Kansas City sound; Count Basie; Coleman Hawkins; Lester Young; Ella Fitzgerald; Duke Ellington tours Europe; Louis Armstrong's love songs; Billie Holiday.

        • Tuesday, Jan. 23 “Dedicated to Chaos” (1940-45): World War II swing music and birth of bebop; Glenn Miller; Artie Shaw; Duke Ellington collaborates with Billy Strayhorn; Dizzy Gillespie; Charlie Parker; Kenny Clarke; Thelonious Monk.

        • Wednesday, Jan. 24 “Risk” (1945-55): Bebop and cool jazz; Charlie Parker; Dizzy Gillespie; Miles Davis; Modern Jazz Quartet; Louis Armstrong's integrated “all-star” band; Frank Sinatra; Gerry Mulligan; Dave Brubeck; Paul Desmond.

        • Monday, Jan. 29 “The Adventure” (1956-60): Sonny Rollins; Clifford Brown; Sarah Vaughan; Duke Ellington at 1956 Newport Jazz Festival; Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers; Horace Silver; Louis Armstrong cancels Soviet Union tour; Billie Holiday; Lester Young; Ornette Coleman.

        • Wednesday, Jan. 31 “A Masterpiece by Midnight” (1961-present) Jazz splinters into swing, bop, Dixieland, cool, free and avant-garde; Dexter Gordon; Max Roach; Charles Mingus; John Coltrane; Louis Armstrong's “Hello Dolly”; Stan Getz; Wynton Marsalis.

        • Repeats: Channel 48 repeats the previous week's episodes at 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 14-Feb. 4.

        • For sale: Sets of Jazz are now in stores on VHS ($149) and DVD ($199.92), or available from

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