Jazz.

Jazz

Risk (1945-1955)

Jazz begins to fragment after World War II; big bands suffer; Charlie Parker dies; the "cool" sound emerges; Miles Davis and Gil Evans collaborate. (120 minutes)

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Fri, 3/5 at 12:30 am on Austin PBS HDTV

The Adventure (1955-1960)

Rock erodes jazz's influence; Ellington re-emerges at Newport in 1956; Miles Davis records legendary albums; Louis Armstrong targets segregation. (120 minutes)

Sun, 3/7 at 7:00 pm on Q

The Adventure (1955-1960)

Rock erodes jazz's influence; Ellington re-emerges at Newport in 1956; Miles Davis records legendary albums; Louis Armstrong targets segregation. (119 minutes)

Fri, 3/12 at 1:00 am on Austin PBS HDTV

A Masterpiece by Midnight (1961-Present)

New styles divide the jazz community; rock erodes jazz record sales but influences artists; Armstrong and Ellington die; classic styles re-emerge in the '80s. (120 minutes)

Sun, 3/14 at 7:00 pm on Q

A Masterpiece by Midnight (1961-Present)

New styles divide the jazz community; rock erodes jazz record sales but influences artists; Armstrong and Ellington die; classic styles re-emerge in the '80s. (119 minutes)