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Music on 2

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The Three Faces of Jazz
Folk ... Showbiz ... Art
In the 70 years it's been around jazz has been all three. It grew out of the New Orleans community, became an entertainment commodity and finally produced an avant-garde as uncompromising as its counterpart in the world of ' straight' music.
From time to time cameras have been on hand for a moment of jazz history: in 1929, for example, when Duke Ellington's band was supplying ' jungle music ' at the Cotton Club, and in 1932, when Louis Armstrong dressed up and gave an astonishing performance. A 1948 film promoted the Dizzy Gillespie big band, and the legendary Charlie Parker made one brief appearance on celluloid. These and other historic examples have been combined with new material to trace the rapid evolution of jazz and sketch in the social background.
Those appearing include:
Butch Cage and Willie Thomas The Olympia Brass Band Louis Armstrong
The Mardi Gras Indians Alphonse Picou
Lillian Hardin Armstrong
Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman Tommy Dorsey
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band Lester Young, Norman Granz
Dizzy Gillespie
Charlie Parker Miles Davis
The Modern Jazz Quartet Gunther Schuller
John Dankworth , Dave Brubeck Cecil Taylor , Archie Shepp
Commentary spoken by ALAN dobie
Written by CHARLES FOX , GEOFFREY HAYDON Film editor ALLAN TYRER
Produced by GEOFFREY HAYDON (70 years of jazz: page 11)

Contributors

Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Butch Cage
Unknown: Willie Thomas
Unknown: Alphonse Picou
Unknown: Lillian Hardin Armstrong
Unknown: Paul Whiteman
Unknown: Tommy Dorsey
Unknown: Norman Granz
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Gunther Schuller
Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Dave Brubeck
Unknown: Cecil Taylor
Spoken By: Alan Dobie
Written By: Charles Fox
Written By: Geoffrey Haydon
Editor: Allan Tyrer
Produced By: Geoffrey Haydon

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