Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of America's Music

Performers Various Artists

Legacy | December 19, 2000 | Compact Disc

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In January 2001, Ken Burns returns to small screens with his epic journey into the heart of jazz, America's music. Uniquely, the Verve Music Group and Columbia/Legacy label – two distinct entities – are coming together to provide the music supporting this great venture. Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of America's Music is a five-CD boxed set that captures the storyline of this great documentary. This is the history of the genre, touching on all the major players from ragtime to swing to bebop to fusion.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 19, 2000

Genre: Avant-Garde/Downtown

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 0

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2000

Label Name: Legacy

UPC: 731454935227

Found in: Avant-Garde/Downtown

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Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of America's Music

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 19, 2000

Genre: Avant-Garde/Downtown

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 0

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2000

Label Name: Legacy

UPC: 731454935227


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Stardust - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra --
2.Soon One Mornin' (Death Come A-Creepin' In My Room) - Mississippi Fred McDowell --
3.Memphis Blues - Lieut. Jim Europe's 369th Infantry Band --
4.Livery Stable Blues - The Original Dixieland Jazz Band --
5.Charleston - James P. Johnson --
6.Chimes Blues - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band --
7.Back Water Blues - Bessie Smith --
8.Pearls, The - Jelly Roll Morton --
9.Dead Man Blues - Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers --
10.Wild Cat Blues - Clarence William's Blue Five --
11.Cake Walkin' Babies - Clarence William's Blue Five --
12.Sugar Foot Stomp - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra --
13.Heebie Jeebies - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five --
14.Potato Head Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven --
15.West End Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five --
16.Mooche, The - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra --
17.East St. Louis Toodle-oo - Duke Ellington & His Washingtonians --
18.Black Beauty - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra --
19.Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington --
20.There Ain't No Sweet Man (That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears) - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra/Bix Bei --
21.Singin' The Blues - Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra/Bix Beiderbecke --
22.Riverboat Shuffle - Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra/Bix Beiderbecke --
23.Hotter Than Hell - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra --
24.I Got Rhythm - Ethel Waters --
0.DISC 2: --
1.It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra --
2.Echoes Of Harlem - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra --
3.Moten Swing - Benny Moten's Kansas City Orchestra --
4.St. Louis Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra --
5.Ain't Misbehavin' - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra --
6.For Dancers Only - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra --
7.King Porter Stomp - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra --
8.Rose Room - The Benny Goodman Sextet --
9.Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra --
10.Jumpin' At The Woodside - Count Basie & His Orchestra --
11.Sent For You Yesterday And Here You Come Today - Count Basie & His Orchestra --
12.Lester Leaps In - Count Basie's Kansas City Seven --
13.Oh, Lady Be Good - Jones-Smith Incorporated --
14.Without Your Love - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra --
15.Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday --
16.God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday/Eddie Heywood & His Orchestra --
17.Three Little Words - Art Tatum --
18.Rebecca - Pete Johnson/Big Joe Turner --
19.Harlem Congo - Chick Webb & His Orchestra --
20.A-Tisket, A-Tasket - Chick Webb & His Orchestra/Ella Fitzgerald --
21.Shine - Django Reinhardt & Le Quartet Du Hot Club De France --
22.Dear Old Southland - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra --
0.DISC 3: --
1.Body And Soul - Coleman Hawkins --
2.Cotton Tail - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra --
3.Take The A Train - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra --
4.Begin The Beguine - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra --
5.In The Mood - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra --
6.Well, Git It! - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra --
7.Solitude - Billie Holiday/Eddie Heywood & His Orchestra --
8.Drum Boogie - Gene Krupa & His Orchestra --
9.Salt Peanuts - Dizzy Gillespie & His All Star Quintet --
10.Groovin' High - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet --
11.Ko-Ko - Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers --
12.Scrapple From The Apple - Charlie Parker Quintet --
13.Embraceable You - Charlie Parker Quintet --
14.Get Happy - Bud Powell Trio --
15.Epistrophy - Thelonious Monk --
16.Manteca - Dizzy Gillespie --
17.Moon Dreams - Miles Davis Nonet --
18.Just Friends - Charlie Parker --
19.Rockin' Chair - Louis Armstrong --
20.They Can't Take That Away From Me - Sarah Vaughan & Her Trio --
21.Walkin' Shoes - Chet Baker/Gerry Mulligan --
22.Fine And Mellow - Billie Holiday --
0.DISC 4: --
1.Doodlin' - Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers --
2.I Get A Kick Out Of You - Clifford Brown --
3.St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins --
4.Django - The Modern Jazz Quartet --
5.Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet --
6.So What - Miles Davis Sextet --
7.Giant Steps - John Coltrane --
8.Rick Kick Shaw - Cecil Taylor Trio --
9.Chronology - Ornette Coleman --
10.Original Faubus Fables - Charles Mingus --
11.Acknowledgement - John Coltrane --
0.DISC 5: --
1.Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong --
2.Desafinado - Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd --
3.In A Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington/John Coltrane --
4.Tourist Point Of View - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra --
5.E.S.P. - The Miles Davis Quintet --
6.Spanish Key - Miles Davis (single version) --
7.Birdland - Weather Report --
8.Mister Magic - Grover Washington, Jr. --
9.Rockit - Herbie Hancock --
10.Un Ange En Danger - MC Solaar/Ron Carter --
11.Tanya - Dexter Gordon --
12.Soon All Will Know - Wynton Marsalis --
13.Death Letter - Cassandra Wilson --
14.Take The A Train - The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra --

Editorial Notes

Full title: Ken Burns JAZZ: The Story Of America's Music.Includes liner notes by Geoffrey C. Ward, Michael Cuscuna, and Loren Schoenberg.All tracks have been digitally remastered.Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is renowned for the thoughtful approach he takes to big subjects (baseball, the Civil War, etc.). Jazz fans are fortunate to have someone as intellectually curious as Burns to chronicle the music. As expected, he takes the historian's view that's needed to really cover the story of jazz's development. The fact that a five-disc box can barely scratch the surface speaks more about jazz's rich legacy than it does about any shortcomings of this impressive soundtrack to Burns' work. The discs are divided up chronologically, moving from the Dixieland sound of Louis Armstrong and King Oliver to the big bands of Duke Ellington, on to the bop innovations of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. If this set is lacking in its representation of more "modern" jazz variants (free jazz and beyond), it's only because the 1920s and '30s material that gives the box much of its heft is such an endangered species in need of careful attention. The jazz innovations of the latter 20th century are well catalogued elsewhere, but the nearly lost world of pre-swing is what this box illuminates best.
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