Play Your Own Thing: A Story of Jazz in Europe (2006)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Instrumental Music, Music History  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Take a voyage through the history of European jazz in this musical meditation on the origins, growth, and exciting shifts in direction that came to define the endless search for that ever-elusive "voice of one's own." As musicians from both sides of the Atlantic began working in unison, jazz lovers around the world would bear witness to a fascinating form of evolution in their favorite freeform musical style. Rare footage of Ben Webster, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and en entire host of jazz legends make this a musical journey that is sure to fascinate and educate.