The Resource Dedicated to Chaos

Dedicated to Chaos

Label
Dedicated to Chaos
Title
Dedicated to Chaos
Contributor
Author
Narrator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When America enters World War II, jazz is part of the arsenal. In Europe, where musicians like the Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt continue to play despite a Nazi ban, jazz is a beacon of hope. In America, it becomes the embodiment of democracy, as bandleaders like Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw enlist, taking their swing to the troops overseas. For many black Americans, however, that sound has a hollow ring. Segregated at home and in uniform, they find themselves fighting for liberties their own country denies them, as authorities padlock the Savoy Ballroom to keep servicemen off its integrated dance floor, and military police patrol Swing Street, breaking up fistfights sparked by prejudice and pride. Despite such injustices, jazz answers the call during the war years. Duke Ellington sells war bond, and premieres his most ambitious work ever, the tone portrait Black, Brown and Beige, as a benefit for war relief. His band at a peak, Ellington is helped now by the gifted young composer Billy Strayhorn and continues manipulating his players' talents, turning his orchestra into an instrument with which he creates music of astonishing perfection. Yet underground and after-hours, jazz is changing. In a Harlem club called Minton's Playhouse, a small band of young musicians, led by the trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie and the brilliant saxophonist Charlie Parker, has discovered a new way of playing - fast, intricate, exhilarating, and sometimes chaotic. A wartime recording ban keeps their music off the airwaves, but soon after the atom bomb forces Japan's surrender, Parker and Gillespie enter the studio to create an explosion of their own. The tune is called Ko Ko, the sound will soon be called bebop, and once Americans hear it, jazz will never be the same
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • (1953), Ken Burns
  • (1953), Ken Burns
  • (1956), Keith David
Runtime
119
Series statement
Ken Burns's Jazz
Series volume
7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depression & World War II (1929-1945)
  • Jazz music
  • Musicians
  • Segregation
  • War
  • New York, NY
Target audience
adult
Label
Dedicated to Chaos
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (119 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)4960000000003690
  • (VaAlASP)1787350
  • (OCoLC)677927679
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1787350/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994960000000003690
Video recording format
other
Label
Dedicated to Chaos
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (119 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)4960000000003690
  • (VaAlASP)1787350
  • (OCoLC)677927679
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1787350/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994960000000003690
Video recording format
other

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