Wayne Federman - Jazz

  • Season 7 , Ep 25
  • 08/14/2003
  • Views: 1,621

Jazz began in New Orleans and spread like a venereal disease. (2:45)

Wayne Federman: SO I'M GONNA

MOSEY ON OVER HERE.

WE'VE BEEN LAUGHIN' A LOT

TONIGHT.

AND THAT'S BEEN FUN.

THAT IS--

♪ [PIANO PLAYING] ♪

SOMEBODY ONCE SAID THAT

LAUGHTER--

LET'S DIM THE LIGHTS,

LET'S CHANGE IT UP A LITTLE BIT.

THANK YOU.

SOMEONE ONCE SAID THAT LAUGHTER

IS THE BEST MEDICINE.

AND THAT WAS CLEARLY WRITTEN BY

A MAN WHO NEVER TRIED VICODEN...

[LAUGHTER]

'CAUSE THAT'S REALLY GOOD

MEDICINE.

NOT THAT I DON'T ENJOY LAUGHTER,

I DO.

I JUST WOULDN'T RANK IT

THE BEST.

I'D PUT IT BETWEEN BENADRYL

AND SUDAFED AS A MEDICINE.

♪ ♪

I TOOK ONE PIANO LESSON, ONE.

AND I'D LIKE TO PLAY YOU NOW

WHAT I LEARNED THAT DAY.

♪♪

THAT'S ALL I GOT.

THAT'S ALL I GOT.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THAT'S PRETTY GOOD.

$22 FROM MY MOM TO LEARN

THAT ONE SONG.

I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE EVERY SONG

SHOULD END LIKE THIS.

♪ ♪

THAT WOULD BE NICE.

OSAMA BIN LADEN RAN THE AL QAEDA

NETWORK UNDERGROUND IN A CAVE

ON A CELL PHONE IN AFGHANISTAN.

WHO WAS HIS SERVICE PROVIDER

'CAUSE I CAN'T GO DOWN BROADWAY

20 FEET WITHOUT IT GOIN' OUT?

♪ ♪

[AUDIENCE CLAPS TO MUSIC]

PBS IS PROUD TO PRESENT

A NEW DOCUMENTARY

FROM ACCLAIMED FILM MAKER

KEN BURNS, THE SUPER GEEK

WITH THE BEATLE HAIRCUT

WHO BROUGHT YA

"THE CIVIL WAR,"

AND MADE BASEBALL

AS BORING AS BASEBALL,

NOW BRINGS HIS SLOW,

CONDESCENDING DOCUMENTARY

STYLE TO THE WORLD OF JAZZ.

THAT'S RIGHT, JAZZ.

YOU KNOW IT, IT'S IN THE BACK OF

THE RECORD STORE AFTER YOU PASS

POP, ROCK, RAP, COMEDY, COUNTRY,

C-- SINGLES, TRANZ, TRIP-HOP,

YOU MIGHT FIND A JAZZ SECTION.

WE CAN'T PRICE THIS MUSIC LOW

ENOUGH TO MOVE IT OFF THE

SHELVES.

BUT STILL WE DECIDED TO GIVE KEN

19 AND-A-HALF HOURS TO TELL THE

STORY.

THAT'S RIGHT, A DOCUMENTARY

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THOUGHT

"SHOA" WAS WAY TOO SHORT.

JAZZ.

IT BEGAN IN NEW ORLEANS.

IT SPREAD LIKE A VENEREAL

DISEASE ACROSS THE UNITED

STATES.

MUSIC PLAYED BY BLACK GUYS

WHO SLEPT WITH WHITE WOMEN

AND DID HEROIN.

JAZZ ON PBS.

[MUSIC ENDS]

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