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Marsalis vs. Davis: Scoring the Life of Jack Johnson

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Marsalis vs. Davis: Scoring the Life of Jack Johnson

Marsalis vs. Davis: Scoring the Life of Jack Johnson

Marsalis vs. Davis: Scoring the Life of Jack Johnson

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Day to Day music critic David Was comments on the musical score of Unforgivable Blackness, the new Ken Burns documentary about boxer Jack Johnson. Was compares the music, composed by Wynton Marsalis, to the score of an older movie about Johnson composed by jazz legend Miles Davis.