Sunday, January 07, 2001
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 www.shoppbs.com.
On the Web: www.pbs.org.
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