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Jazz: The 59 Sound 4

Posted by Andy Cahn On June - 24 - 2009

Jazz: The 59 Sound 3

Posted by Andy Cahn On June - 17 - 2009

Today’s podcast looks at Miles Davis’ background and what led to his own musical changes in 1959. Davis actually recorded two groundbreaking records that year – “Kind of Blue” and “Sketches of Spain.” Journalist Ben Ratliff adds how these records helped to change how people listened to Jazz, and Carlos Santana remembers what Bill Graham told him about “Sketches of Spain.”

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Producer: Joyride Media

Jazz: The 59 Sound 2

Posted by Andy Cahn On June - 10 - 2009

In 1959, Jazz musicians and fans were both ready for changes beyond the bebop sound that had been popular since the mid 1940s.   Unfortunately, there was some resistance at the record companies responsible for bringing the new music to the marketplace.  Eventually, the labels were happy their artists like Dave Brubeck persisted, once “Take Five” became the biggest selling jazz single of all time.

Ben Ratliff, Dave Brubeck and Brubeck’s manager Russell Gloyd recall what was different about Time Out.

In stores now – Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out (2CD+DVD 50th Anniversary Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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Jazz: The 59 Sound 1

Posted by Andy Cahn On June - 3 - 2009

Welcome to the first episode of JAZZ: THE ’59 SOUND – a four-part look into how 1959 became jazz’s greatest year.   Dave Brubeck – Time Out, Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah-Um and Miles Davis & Gil Evans – Sketches of Spain are three 1959 jazz albums featured as examples of new directions musicians began taking that year.

Throughout this series, you’ll hear clips of songs from those albums, as well as interviews with Dave and Darius Brubeck, Sue Mingus, journalist Ben Ratliff and others.

Producer:  Joyride Media

Free mp3 downloads by Miles Davis & Gil Evans, Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck from Amazon.com

Coming Soon: Jazz of 1959

Posted by Andy Cahn On May - 5 - 2009

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jazz’s Greatest Year, Legacy will be launching a series of podcasts examining the state of jazz in 1959 and since, as well as a multi-part episode dedicates to each of our 5 reissues:

Charles Mingus “Mingus Ah Um”
Dave Brubeck “Time Out”
Tito Puente “Dance Mania”
Miles Davis “Sketches of Spain”
Babatunde Olatunji “Drums of Passion”

Stay tuned!

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