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Dave Brubeck 2

Posted by Andy Cahn On December - 6 - 2010

Dave Brubeck was born 90 years ago on this day (Dec 6) in Concord, CA.    Happy Birthday!  The Legacy of a Legend podcast continues with a look at his early days on the road with both his quartet and young kids.  Despite their growing popularity with “Take Five” from the Time Out album, and roles as American Jazz Ambassadors, the multi-racial band still had to deal with Jim Crow laws that forced them to stay in separate hotels in many US cities.

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Dave Brubeck 1

Posted by Andy Cahn On November - 29 - 2010

Legacy Podcasts celebrates Dave Brubeck’s 90th birthday with the four-part Legacy of a Legend podcast series.  Brubeck and his longtime collaborators look back on his influential life and career.  Episode 1 includes stories about his childhood in Irvine, CA and excerpt of  “Ode to a Cowboy” and other classic pieces.

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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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Fats Waller 4

Posted by Legacy Recordings On February - 26 - 2009

Producer: Joyride Media

Reccomended:  Fats Waller:  If You Gotta Ask

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Miles Kind of Blue 4

Posted by Legacy Recordings On February - 24 - 2009

Producer: Joyride Media

Recommended: Kind of Blue -50th Anniversary Legacy Edition (2-cd)

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Fats Waller 3

Posted by Legacy Recordings On February - 19 - 2009

Fats Waller’s famous compositions of the 1930s and 40s have attained an immortal, standard-level of recognition and have stood the test of time. But what is lesser known is that Fats Waller was also an entertainer par excellence, bringing the music he performed to life with jokes and asides to the audience.  As historian Dick Hyman explains, “he was engaging in signifying – critiquing something while you are actually performing.  Satirizing what he is singing in very sophisticated ways.”  Playwrite and critic Murray Horowitz calls Waller “one of the greatest jazz musicians of the first 50 years of the music, but also one of the great comedians of the golden age of American comedy”!

Music included: “Ain’t Misbehavin’” “Bessie Bessie” “Christopher Columbus” “A Change in Me” “It’s a Sin to Lie” and “Your Feets Too Big”

Producer: Joyride Media

Reccomended:  Fats Waller:  If You Gotta Ask

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