Inspired by blues and ragtime, it made its way up the Mississippi and spread across America, evolving along the way into a variety of forms. Filmmaker Ken Burns traces a century of jazz with this 10-part documentary series that mixes interviews with performance footage and rare recordings by such artists as Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and many others. Includes footage not shown on TV. 19 hrs. total. on 10 discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; "making of" featurette; additional performance footage; background information on over 500 songs.