Episode 8 | 1h 58m 35s | WETA Passport
The postwar years bring America to a level of prosperity unimaginable a decade before, but the Cold War threat of nuclear annihilation makes these anxious years as well. In jazz, this underlying tension will be reflected in the broken rhythms and dissonant melodies of bebop, and in the troubled life of bebop's biggest star, Charlie Parker.
Aired: 12/15/15 | Expires: 12/31/25 |
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Ep10 | 1h 48m 32s | WETA Passport
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Ep8 | 1h 58m 35s | WETA Passport
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