Watch Masters of American Music
- 1 Season
In a series of episodes, this documentary traces American jazz from African rhythms and European folk music, to African American slave songs, right to the heart of 19th century New Orleans. A rich source of history is gathered in 80 interviews from the most celebrated of jazz artists, to archived concert footage and prolific photographs and recordings. Among some of the notable artists explored are the lives of jazz titans such as Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Billie Holiday. Those who knew them delve into the deeper truth, dispelling the myths and misunderstandings long held.