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Best of Ken Burns Jazz
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Best of Ken Burns Jazz
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
Ken Burns, America's premier documentary filmmaker, scores another hit with his landmark 10-part, 19-hour PBS documentary, Jazz. This sampler is a smaller version of the accompanying five-CD box set, with 22 selections spa...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Best of Ken Burns Jazz
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 9
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 11/7/2000
Release Date: 11/7/2000
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, New Orleans Jazz, Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Bebop, Dixieland, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646143926, 731454908023, 074646143926, 007464614392

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Ken Burns, America's premier documentary filmmaker, scores another hit with his landmark 10-part, 19-hour PBS documentary, Jazz. This sampler is a smaller version of the accompanying five-CD box set, with 22 selections spanning the music's many styles: from Benny Goodman's 1938 classic rendition of "King Porter Stomp" to John Coltrane's immortal "Giant Steps." Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan form a sweeping spectrum of jazz singing with their varying styles. Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker's "Groovin' High," Thelonious Monk's riff blues "'Straight, No Chaser," and Miles Davis's modal masterpiece "So What" are among the music's "greatest hits" compiled here. Louis Armstrong's down-home treatment of Hoagy Carmichael's "Star Dust" and Duke Ellington's rousing "Cotton Tail" show why they are the alpha and the omega of this music. Although the documentary and the sampler omit the avant-garde and Latin jazz, this is, overall, good one-stop shopping for those just getting in the groove. --Eugene Holley Jr.

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Member CD Reviews

Dan B. from EAST BERNE, NY
Reviewed on 1/15/2010...
Great introduction to the moods and changes in jazz. It doesn't come close to covering the people, but does approach what was going on as jazz progressed.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Donna P. from COTTAGE GROVE, OR
Reviewed on 12/24/2009...
It's a good mix of styles, with all the original voices.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Rick S. from MORGANTON, NC
Reviewed on 8/10/2006...
let's just say a valuable collection on one disc

CD Reviews

Essential for any jazz lover or Ken Burns JAZZ series collec
Johnny Boy | Hockessin, DE | 06/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don't feel like buying every single artist in the 'Ken Burns JAZZ' series? Well, now there's a solution. 'The Best of Ken Burns JAZZ' offers all of the highlights from the discs you can buy in the series on one CD!

All of the jazz giants are here. Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Dizzy Gillespie are all on this disc. These artists all had discs in Burns' series.

Another pleasant treat? The inclusion of artists that were not in the series! Jelly Roll Morton, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and several others that did not get the Ken Burns "royal treatment" are getting it now on this specially priced compilation.

Overall, if you want a quick look at Ken Burns' series at a great price, than do buy 'The Best of Ken Burns JAZZ.' You won't be disappointed. You'll get a lot of bang for your buck.

Highly recommended for any jazz or 'Ken Burns JAZZ' series collector. You won't regret this purchase. ENJOY!!!"