Tunes by Wynton Marsalis dominate the soundtrack for The War, a seven-part documentary directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
The film explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective. It follows ordinary men and women caught in one of the worst cataclysms in human history, says Burns at wyntonmarsalis.org.
Wynton recorded his tunes - Burns calls it a "massive suite" - with musicians Victor Goines, Walter Blanding, Jr., Carlos Henriques, Ali Jackson, Mark O’Connor, Bill Charlap, and slide guitarist Doug Wamble.
The score is evocative, bluesy and jazzy and often spooky.
Link to a video clip from the recording session, with Wynton and Ken Burns, at Wynton's site. Other clips from the film are available on the PBS web-site.