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Ken Burns: The Best Of Ken Burns Jazz

Read "The Best Of Ken Burns Jazz" reviewed by Jim Santella

A subset of the five-CD package, Ken Burns’ single-CD volume wraps it all up in 75 minutes. This 20-song compilation serves to introduce jazz, from early vocal and trumpet work by Louis Armstrong to the Lincoln Center’s recent Ellington tributes. Every selection is a teaching point that serves to introduce significant milestones along the way. Sure, there are holes. It takes a lifetime to cover it all, and we’re happy to keep on trying on our own. Nevertheless, Ken Burns ...

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Ken Burns: Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America

Read "Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America" reviewed by Jim Santella

Controversial? Come on. How can this be controversial? Y2K was controversial. The November 7th U.S. Presidential election was controversial. But Ken Burns doing a service for the millions of PBS television viewers who know jazz only as a four-letter word? How can that be controversial?

A five-CD boxed set, The Story Of America’s Music is arranged in chronological order to depict the history of jazz in general terms. There are holes. Fats Waller is missing. So are Jon Hendricks, Stan ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Ken Burns: The Best Of Ken Burns JAZZ

Read "The Best Of Ken Burns JAZZ" reviewed by Jim Santella

A subset of the five-CD package, Ken Burns' single-CD volume wraps it all up in 75 minutes. This 20-song compilation serves to introduce jazz, from early vocal and trumpet work by Louis Armstrong to the Lincoln Center's recent Ellington tributes. Every selection is a teaching point that serves to introduce significant milestones along the way. Sure, there are holes. It takes a lifetime to cover it all, and we're happy to keep on trying on our own. Nevertheless, Ken Burns ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Ken Burns: Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America's Music

Read "Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America's Music" reviewed by Jim Santella

Controversial? Come on. How can this be controversial? Y2K was controversial. The November 7th U.S. Presidential election was controversial. But Ken Burns doing a service for the millions of PBS television viewers who know jazz only as a four-letter word? How can that be controversial?

A five-CD boxed set, The Story Of America's Music is arranged in chronological order to depict the history of jazz in general terms. There are holes. Fats Waller is missing. So are Jon Hendricks, Stan ...


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