Originally Posted by brittc89
For early jazz history, the Burn's is ok I guess. But it really falls short in terms of capturing the actual history of jazz music. There is such a slant towards the Marsalis/ classicist view that its hard for me to stomach 10 DVDs of that ish.
Just hired the DVDs from the local library - interesting history, but I was peeved when they listed the great graduates of Fletcher Henderson's bands and failed to mention Sun Ra - surely that's either a massive oversight or they were being bitchy??