Jazz

Jazz

Episode Seven, Dedicated to Chaos

DVD - 2004
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When America enters WWII in 1941, swing becomes a symbol of democracy and entertainers like Dave Brubeck, Glenn Miller and ARtie Shaw take their music to the armed forces overseas. In Nazi-occupied Europe, gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt blends jazz with his own musical traditions. In New York Billie Holiday is unofficial queen despite a growing addiction to narcotics. Duke Ellington, assisted by the gifted young arranger, Billy Strayhorn, brings his music to ever-greater heights. After dark a small underground of gifted young musicians led by the trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonists Charlie Parker and Ben Webster begin to develop a new fast and intricate way of playing, developing a new music called bebop. Meanwhile, in 1945, black soldiers return home to the same racism they fought against, and a growing unrest sets the seeds for future rebellions.

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ThomasJWhiting
Aug 13, 2015

Episode 7: 1941-1945. Very good stuff - this is the first episode I have seen. I will be checking out more...

Interesting to see how jazz participated in WWII and military in the early 40's.

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