Monday, March 30, 2009

Jazz - A Film By Ken Burns -Episode 2 "The Gift"

Episode 2 "The Gift" (1917-1924)

How can one explain the genius of a Louis Armstrong or Duke Ellington? Blessed with skill and talent far exceeding their peers, one can only define what they possess as a gift from the gods. These early portraits are imperative, because both figures have been so canonized that it is easy to forget the significance of their gifts.



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