The History of Jazz: Swing, Bebop and Modal Jazz DVD

AIMS Multimedia

SKU: DC860981
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 21
Copyright: 2000

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In this program swing, bebop and modal Jazz are demonstrated and discussed by a jazz trio. Bebop artists covered include Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker who are then followed by Modal jazz artists John Coltrane and Miles Davis. The host emphasizes that jazz is an individual art form and that each artist must improvise his own style and create his own version of the music. The trio shows how a jazz group can render different styles of music, including Calypso, Bosso Nova, Samba, Afro-Cuban, and rock and roll.