1959 : The Year That Changed Jazz (BBC)

BY Abhishek Mathur | PUBLISHED: 14 July 2016

A documentary which describes an important moment in jazz history and the dawn of a new era of experimentation. 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’.

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14 July 2016