A History of America's Music

Audiobook CD - 2000
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Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music—jazz. Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New Orleans but played from the beginning by musicians of every color, jazz celebrates all Americans at their best.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2000
Edition: Abridged
Branch Call Number: COMPACT DISC 781.65 W258j
Characteristics: 8 compact sound discs (9 hrs.) : Dolby digital ; 12 cm


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Jul 24, 2014

I loved the documentary when it was on PBS, and I highly recommend the audiobook as well. So much history and innovation and creativity and heart. My only quibble is that the audiobook didn't include enough music, but it did inspire me to search youtube to seek out the recordings referenced and to the library for more books on the amazing people who created and recreated jazz in America.

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