A captivating trek through the stylistic changes that have kept jazz so fresh for all these years: New Orleans traditions, Stride, Swing, Boogie Woogie, Big Band, Jump Band, Bebop, Afro-Cuban, Cool, and Free-form.
A look at the many faces of Billie Holiday, who, along with Louis Armstrong, invented modern jazz singing. Stage and screen star, Ruby Dee, reads from Holiday's autobiography, 'Lady Sings the Blues' adding more insight to Holiday's beautiful music.
A look at American blues, tracing its roots from the beginning of the 20th century through the Mississippi Delta to Louisiana, Texas, Kansas City and Chicago. With performance footage of Muddy Waters, Joe Turner, B.B. King and more.
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