Season 1

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Jazz

A Masterpiece by Midnight

During the Sixties, jazz is in trouble.

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A Masterpiece by Midnight

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The Adventure

Currents of change in American now impact Jazz.

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The Adventure

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Risk

The postwar years bring America to a level of prosperity unimaginable a decade before.

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Risk

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Swing: The Velocity of Celebration

A new sound emerges- pulsing, stomping, suffused with the blues.

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Swing: The Velocity of Celebration

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Swing: Pure Pleasure

As the Depression drags on, jazz comes as close as ever to being America's music

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Swing: Pure Pleasure

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The True Welcome

Jazz is called upon to lift the spirits of a frightened country.

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The True Welcome

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Jazz

Our Language

As the stock market continues to soar, jazz is everywhere in America

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Our Language

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The Gift

Louis Armstrong shows the whole world how to swing.

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The Gift

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Gumbo

JAZZ begins in New Orleans, nineteenth century America's most cosmopolitan city.

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Gumbo

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Dedicated to Chaos

When America enters World War II, jazz is part of the arsenal.

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Dedicated to Chaos