Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology (Boxed Set 200 Page Booklet) Various Artists (6 CD'S) 2011 Release Date: 3/29/2011
The great American musical invention of the 20th century, jazz is an ever-evolving music of brilliance that's produced an extraordinary progression of talented artists.
JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology traces the turning points in it's history through it's legendary innovators? among them Armstrong, Ellington, Basie, Parker, Gillespie, Davis, Hancock, Correa, Marsalis?& notable styles, from early ragtime to international modernism & every major movement in between. If ever there were a "jazz appreciation course in a box," this is it! 6 CDs, nearly 8 hrs of music, 200-pg book w/ historical photos.