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Posts tagged West Coast jazz

October 4, 2012



Birth Of The Cool, Birth Of The School

Indiana's impact on a seminal early Miles Davis record, the sound of West Coast jazz, and the rise of jazz education.

December 3, 2010



Playland At The Beach: Dave Brubeck’s Early Octet And Trio

The story and music of Dave Brubeck’s professional prelude as a young, experimental West Coast jazz musician.

December 14, 2009


Getz and Brookmeyer

Bob Brookmeyer and Some of His Friends

Bob Brookmeyer, who passed away on December 15, 2011, emerged in the 1950s as a trombonist, composer and arranger steeped in both traditional and modern jazz.

December 7, 2009


Definitive Vince Guaraldi

It’s Jazz, Charlie Brown: The Vince Guaraldi Story

His music is loved by millions of people around the world—forever associated with the TV version of a popular comic strip. Who was the man behind that music?

October 26, 2009



Sweet Smell Of Success: Jazz Meets Showbiz Noir

Jazz and dialogue from Tony Curtis' classic film about the late-night underworld of showbiz life, with film-expert James Naremore and musicologist Phil Ford.

May 15, 2009


Buddy Montgomery

R.I.P. Buddy Montgomery

The late Buddy Montgomery was a jazz educator and ardent advocate of jazz. He leaves behind a more than respectable musical legacy.

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The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

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Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.

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