Synopsis by Alice Day
As the series continues to explore the development of music in the western world, host Yehudi Menuhin provides a look at the 1920s and the emergence of jazz. The new sounds spread to Europe, and jazz leaders such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie became known all over the world. Movies also helped to further the advances in music, as the listening public became exposed to more kinds of music through Hollywood and radio. Music of Man: The Known and the Unknown also looks at the contributions of Aaron Copland and the dance innovations of Martha Graham.
culture [arts], dance [social event], Hollywood, influence, jazz, music, radio, tradition