TITLE

WYNTON MARSALIS AND KEN BURNS IN JACK JOHNSON'S WORLD

AUTHOR(S)
Jackson, Blair
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Mix;May2005, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p134
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses that the issue of race is a thread that goes through nearly every documentary that the outrageously talented and amazingly prolific Ken Burns has made. Whether painting on an epic canvas--as in "The Civil War." Baseball and Jazz--or creating smaller portraits, such as Mark Twain or Huey Long. Burns is fascinated by how intolerance, racism and segregation have affected nearly every facet of American society. The wonderful soundtrack for "Unforgivable Blackness" sounds like it is filled with turn-of-the-century and jazz-age pieces, but, in fact, it is overwhelmingly the work of great modem jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis.
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16913992

 

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