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Ken Burns Jazz-Story Of America CD 1 of 1

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Sku: 60445751
UPC: 074646143223
UPC 14: 00074646143223
Release Date: 11/7/2000
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Song Listing

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


  • 5-CD deluxe boxed set-soundtrack to the PBS TV series
  • Overview of ragtime, swing, beebop and fusion
  • Nearly 100 songs-among the best recordings ever made
  • Digitally remastered
  • Detailed annotations and discography
  • Album Notes and Credits

    Notes & Personnel Info
    Muze PNote Compilation producers include: Ken Burns, Steve Berkowitz, Sarah Botstein, Michael Cuscuna, Peter Miller.
    Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Geoffrey C. Ward, Michael Cuscuna, and Loren Schoenberg.
    Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Seth Foster and Mark Wilder (Sony Studios, New York, New York) and Kevin Reeves (Universal Mastering Studios-East, Edison, New Jersey).
    Muze PNote This is part of the Columbia/Legacy Ken Burns JAZZ series.
    Muze PNote Personnel: Jimmy Garrison (vocals, chant); Mississippi Fred McDowell (vocals, guitar); Charles Gaylord (vocals, violin); Chano Pozo (vocals, congas); Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Eberie, Irene Daye, Jack Fulton, Marion Hutton, Baby Cox, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby (vocals); "Big" Mike McKendrick (guitar, banjo); Eddie Durham (guitar, trombone); Danny Barker , Eddie Lang, Eric Gale , Ernest Ashley, Freddie Green, Will Johnson, Al Avola, Richard Fisher , Al Norris, Lawrence Lucie, Leroy Berry, Paul Chapman, Jimmy Miller , John McLaughlin, Lonnie Johnson, Ray Biondi, Pierre Ferret, Al Casey , Jimmy McLin, Bobby Johnson, Charlie Byrd (guitar); Kevin Breit (electric guitar, banjo); Charlie Christian (electric guitar); Fred Guy (banjo, tuba); Bill Johnson , Buddy Christian , Mancy Carr, Tony Gattuso, Charlie Dixon (banjo); Bronislaw Gimpel, Oscar Madera, Kurt Dieterle, Mario Perry, Carroll Dickerson, Milton Lomask, Joseph Malin, Matty Malneck, St?phane Grappelli, Harold Kohon, David Nadien, Max Hollander, Max Ellen, Harry Lookofsky (violin); Frank Brieff, Al Brown (viola); Frank Miller , Charles McCracken (cello); Wayman Carver (flute, tenor saxophone); Calvin Jones (piccolo); Don Cherry , Thomas Morris (cornemuse); Heine Beau, Eddie Barefield, Hal McLean, Garvin Bushell, Hal McIntyre, Chet Hazlett, Albert Nicholas, Charlie Holmes (clarinet, alto saxophone); Coleman Hawkins, Rube Crozier, Sam Musiker (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Ernie Caceres, Harry Carney (clarinet, baritone saxophone); Darnell Howard, Edmond Hall, Jimmy Dorsey, Joe Darensbourg, Johnny Dodds, Peanuts Hucko, Rudy Jackson, Barney Bigard, Benny Goodman, Buster Bailey (clarinet); Mitch Miller (oboe); Jes£s Hern ndez, Arturo Ayala, Antonio Gonzales (reeds); Ornette Coleman (saxophone); Otto Hardwick, Sidney Bechet (soprano saxophone); George Koenig, Lester Boone, Dan Grissom, Eustis Moore, Eric Dolphy, Howard E. Johnson , George James, Jackie Fields, Bert Curry, Hilton Jefferson, Ed Brown , Manny Gershman, Ernie Powell, Jimmy Powell , Johnny Hodges, Lee Konitz, Louis Jordan, Russell Procope, Nuncio "Toots" Mondello, Paul Desmond, Hank Freeman, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker (alto saxophone); Stanley Payne, Ronnie Perry , Dexter Gordon, Kenneth Hollon, Walter Bates, Hank Mobley, Herschel Evans, Joe Gayles, Dick Clark , Stan Getz , Teddy Hill, Teddy McRae, Tex Beneke, Tony Pastor, Vido Musso, Al Klink (tenor saxophone); Gerry Mulligan, Earl Caruthers, Phil Bodner (baritone saxophone); Louis Armstrong (trumpet, cornet, piano); Frank De Broit, Jake "Vernon" Porter (trumpet, cornet); Chet Baker , Manny Klein, Nate Kazebier, Clyde Hurley, Joe Keyes, Elmer Chambers, Dizzy Gillespie, Doc Cheatham, Ed Lewis, Leigh Knowles, Chuck Peterson, Clarence Brereton, Freddie Jenkins, Homer Hobson, Demas Dean, Jimmy Blake, John Best , Harry "Sweets" Edison , Harry James, Otis Johnson, Henry "Red" Allen, Henry Busse, Hot Lips Page, Charlie Margulis, Herbie Jones, Dale McMickle, Claude Bowen, Kenny Dorham, Marcus Belgrave, Mario Bauz , Mercer Ellington, Miles Davis, Sy Oliver, Taft Jordan, Ted Curson, William Cat Anderson, Zilner Randolph, Wendell Culley, Louis Metcalf, Wallace Jones, Bubber Miley, Buck Clayton, Bunny Berigan (trumpet); George Mitchell, King Oliver, Bix Beiderbecke, Bobby Hackett (cornet); Bill Rank, Herb Flemming, Jack Lacey, Al Mastern, Joseph Nanton, Eddie Edwards, George Arus, Russell Bowles, Honore Dutrey, Ward "Dope" Andrews, Chester Burrill, Eddie Crumbley, Dave Jacobs, Amos Gillard, Boyce Cullen, J.C. Higginbotham, J.J. Johnson , Jay Kelliher, Wilbur Hall, Ted Kelly, Earl Hardy, John Mayfield, Keg Johnson, Kid Ory, Lawrence Brown , Murray McEachern, Rafael Hern ndez, Art Baron, Wayne Andre, Wycliffe Gordon, Ziggy Elman, George Matthews , Dan Minor, Claude Jones, Red Ballard, Preston Jackson, Buster Cooper, Charlie Green, Charlie Irvis (trombone); Lee Perry, John Barber , Pete Briggs (tuba); Gene Anderson (piano, celesta); Chummy MacGregor, Tommy Fulford, Count Basie, Paul Mertz, Charlie Alexander , Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Duke Jordan, Eddie Heywood, Fletcher Henderson, Frank Froeba, George Cables, Henry W. Ragas , James P. Johnson, Bob Kitsis, Erskine Butterfield, Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny Guarnieri, Lil Hardin, Milt Raskin, Pete Johnson , Richie Powell, Stan Freeman, Tommy Flanagan, Roy Bargy, Billy Kyle , Les Burness, John Malachi, Bud Powell, Earl Hines (piano); Chick Corea, Bob James (electric piano); Herbie Hancock (keyboards, mini-Moog synthesizer); Michael Beinhorn (mini-Moog synthesizer); Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Harvey Brooks (electric bass); Buddy Deppenschmidt (drums, percussion); Baby Dodds (drums, chimes); Chico Hamilton, Wilbert Kirk, Cozy Cole, Danny Barcelona, Denis Charles, Moe Purtill, Eddie Dougherty, Eddie Gladden, Elvin Jones, Herbert Cowans, Gene Krupa, Harvey Mason, Sr. , Karl Kenny, Jack DeJohnette, Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall, Arthur Herbert, Jimmy Cobb , Jimmy Crawford , Jo Jones , Joe Morello, Kenny Clarke, Alex Acu¤a, Nick Fatool, Andrew Hilaire, Osie Johnson, Paul Barbarin, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Sonny Greer, Tubby Hall, Walter Johnson , Billy Higgins , Cliff Leeman, Chauncey Morehouse (drums); Don Alias (congas); Daniel Ponce (bata); Manolo Badrena (tambourine); Ralph MacDonald (percussion); Marty Bloom (sound effects).
    Muze PNote Directors: David Berger ; Ken Burns.
    Muze PNote Editors: Sandra Marie Christie; Erik Ewers; Paul Barnes; Craig Mellish; Lewis Erskine.
    Muze PNote Arrangers: Count Basie; Eddie Durham; Fletcher Henderson; Fud Livingston; Gil Evans; Gil Fuller; Jerry Gray; Horace Henderson; Elton Hill; Bill Challis; Jimmy Carroll; Jimmy Mundy; Sy Oliver; Van Alexander; Thad Jones; Bob James.
    Muze PNote 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.
    Muze PNote 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.

    Technical Info

    Music Release Date Release Date : 11/14/2000
    Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
    Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 61432
    Music Label Name Label : Columbia/Legacy
    Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 5
    Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
    Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
    Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
    Music UPC UPC : 00074646143223

    Professional Reviews

    Entertainment Weekly (12/1/00, p.95)
    - "...Gathers many of the 20th century's greatest recordings...that belong in any library....providing as richly rewarding an overview of any available..." - Rating: A-

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