Among other egregious things about the Burns jazz series was that it spent
at least 10 minutes on the Benny Goodman 1935 tour of the U.S., while
covering Charles Mingus's entire life in about 3 minutes. Also, more than
anything else, the series was just boring. Considering the subject, that is
quite an accomplishment.
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The New York Public Library
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