BMG, 2002, DVD
Jazz Ruler Type: Classic
O’s Notes: This is a comprehensive view from the origin of the music and its evolution. The 97 minutes includes narration, interviews and legendary performances. Duke, Ella, Bird, Satchmo, Trane, Miles and Sarah are among the players. Wynton Marsalis, Billy Taylor, Dizzy, Harry “Sweets Ellington and many other artists who were there provide their perspectives. They are up front with discussion about racial issues that existed during the evolution as well as how the music paralleled the times. The Story of Jazz is both entertaining and informative. It is suitable for all audiences.