Video: 1959…the year that changed jazz

31 March 2013

 

A sixty-minute doccie, produced and narrated by Nat Hentoff. In 1959 four major jazz albums were made, each a high watermark for the artists involved 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.

 

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