Over the past forty plus years British film director Tony Palmer has established himself as one of the country’s foremost directors of documentary and factual films. One of Tony Palmer's first successes was the film All My Loving, which was released in 1968. Some seven years later Tony had the idea, encouraged by John Lennon, to document the history of popular music. The result was the groundbreaking and award-winning series of films made for television under the title All You Need Is Love. The full series of films was released in 2008 to great critical and commercial acclaim.
Volume Three, Jungle Music - Jazz, covers the music form that brought forward names like Charles Mingus and Miles Davis.
Jazz is neither a black music nor a white music. Nor is it structureless improvisation. Nor did it originate in New Orleans. As created at the turn of the century throughout the American south, it had a quite specific and limited meaning.
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