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Masters of American Music

Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2058938  
Composer:  Various
Performer:  Thelonious MonkCharlie ParkerSarah VaughanBillie Holiday
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

MASTERS OF AMERICAN MUSIC is an award-winning television series – as entertaining as it is educational and memorable – that celebrates a pantheon of the greatest innovators in jazz. Individual programs trace the lives and works of master musicians who defined the course of America’s classical music. From its birth in New Orleans to swing, the big bands, bebop, free jazz, and beyond – all of it is explored with sensitivity and in unique depth. Over 80 interviews were filmed in the making of the series. Featured artists come to life through these conversations, exciting rare performances, period footage, and vintage photographs meticulously reproduced. Both the video and audio content has been restored and remastered in accordance with Read more state-of-the-art specifications.

(5-DVD boxed set)

Lady Day – The Many Faces of Billie Holiday
directed by Matthew Seig
written by Robert O’Meally
produced by Toby Byron and Richard Saylor

Celebrating Bird – The Triumph of Charlie Parker
directed by Gary Giddins & Kendrick Simmons
written by Gary Giddins
produced by Toby Byron

Sarah Vaughan – The Divine One
directed by Matthew Seig
written by Dan Morgenstern
produced by Toby Byron and Richard Saylor

Thelonious Monk – American Composer
directed by Matthew Seig
written by Quincy Troupe
produced by Toby Byron and Richard Saylor

The Story of Jazz
directed by Matthew Seig
written by Chris Albertson with Matthew Seig
produced by Toby Byron and Richard Saylor

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Mono 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Subtitles: English, German, French
Running time: 5 hours 31 mins
No. of DVDs: 5 (DVD 5)
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Works on This Recording

Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Thelonious Monk (Piano), Charlie Parker (Saxophone), Sarah Vaughan (Voice),
Billie Holiday (Voice)

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