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Jazz

Our Language (1924-1928)

Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington play in New York; Benny Goodman's early life; Bix Beiderbecke; Bessie Smith; Ethel Waters; Sidney Bechet. (120 minutes)

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Thu, 1/28 at 11:00 pm on Austin PBS HDTV

The True Welcome (1929 to 1934)

Harlem dancers reminisce; Louis Armstrong begins singing on stage; Duke Ellington appears in films; John Hammond; Benny Goodman; Art Tatum. (120 minutes)

Sun, 1/31 at 7:00 pm on Q

The True Welcome (1929 to 1934)

Harlem dancers reminisce; Louis Armstrong begins singing on stage; Duke Ellington appears in films; John Hammond; Benny Goodman; Art Tatum. (119 minutes)

Thu, 2/4 at 11:00 pm on Austin PBS HDTV

Swing: Pure Pleasure (1935-1937)

Big-band swing dominates; Benny Goodman integrates his bands; the Savoy Ballroom attracts dancers, both black and white; Billie Holiday. (90 minutes)

Sun, 2/7 at 7:00 pm on Q

Swing: Pure Pleasure (1935-1937)

Big-band swing dominates; Benny Goodman integrates his bands; the Savoy Ballroom attracts dancers, both black and white; Billie Holiday. (90 minutes)

Thu, 2/11 at 11:00 pm on Austin PBS HDTV

Swing: The Velocity of Celebration (1937-1939)

Coleman Hawkins; Lester Young; Count Basie; Mary Lou Williams; Ella Fitzgerald; jazz at Carnegie Hall. (120 minutes)