DocuWatch on Facebook
Art America Britain History Science Societies War Shop
DocuWatch

The Year that Changed Jazz - 1959

« The Greatest Jazz Films Ever

Description

The Year that Changed Jazz - 1959

1959 was the seismic year jazz broke away from complex bebop music to new forms, allowing soloists unprecedented freedom to explore and express. It was also a pivotal year for America: the nation was finding its groove, enjoying undreamt-of freedom and wealth social, racial and upheavals were just around the corner and jazz was ahead of the curve.

Four major jazz albums were made, each a high watermark for the artists and a powerful reflection of the times. Each opened up dramatic new possibilities for jazz which continue to be felt Miles Davis Kind of Blue Dave Brubeck, Time Out Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um; and Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come.

Rarely seen archive performances help vibrantly bring the era to life and explore what made these albums vital both in 1959 and the 50 years since. The programme contains interviews with Lou Reed, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden, Herbie Hancock, Joe Morello (Brubecks drummer) and Jimmy Cobb (the only surviving member of Miles band) along with a host of jazz movers and shakers from the 50s and beyond.

Tags

1959   music   jazz  

Other videos in channel "Jazz":

Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Billy Taylor - A Life in Jazz Billy Taylor - A Life in Jazz Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz
Charlie Parker Story Charlie Parker Story Jazz - The Adventure Jazz - The Adventure
Jazz 01 - Gumbo/Beginnings Jazz 01 - Gumbo/Beginnings Jazz 02 - The Gift Jazz 02 - The Gift Jazz 03 - Our Language Jazz 03 - Our Language
Jazz 04 - The True Welcome Jazz 04 - The True Welcome Jazz 05 - Swing/Pure Pleasure Jazz 05 - Swing/Pure Pleasure
Jazz 06 - Swing, The Velocity of Celebration Jazz 06 - Swing, The Velocity of Celebration Jazz 07 - Dedicated to Chaos Jazz 07 - Dedicated to Chaos Jazz 08 - Risk Jazz 08 - Risk
Jazz 09 - The Adventure Jazz 09 - The Adventure Jazz 10 - A Masterpiece by Midnight Jazz 10 - A Masterpiece by Midnight Louis Armstrong - King Of Jazz Louis Armstrong - King Of Jazz
Miles Davis Miles Davis The Greatest Jazz Films Ever The Greatest Jazz Films Ever The Year that Changed Jazz - 1959  The Year that Changed Jazz - 1959
Video channels
Videos in this channel
AdSense
Featured
Featured
Featured
Featured
Featured
Featured