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Posts tagged West Coast

February 17, 2007

 

Black California

Come On Down To Central Avenue: Jazz In Mid-20th Century L.A.

Jam sessions, bebop, r and b, big bands, visits from Hollywood celebrities--as the center of African-American culture in L.A., Central Avenue had it all.

December 9, 2006

 

Victor Feldman

The Arrival Of Victor Feldman

How a 1950s British jazz star ended up as a West Coast leader and sideman, playing with Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis and others.

September 2, 2006

 

I Want To Live!

The 1958 movie I Want to Live! employed a jazz soundtrack written by Johnny Mandel and performed by such jazz stalwarts as Gerry Mulligan, Bud Shank and more.

June 10, 2006

 

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars

The Lighthouse All-Stars

Exploring a musical cornerstone of the 1950s West Coast jazz movement.

May 13, 2006

 

The Subterraneans

The Subterraneans: Putting Beats And Jazz On The Big Screen

This 1960 movie is the only film adaptation of a Jack Kerouac novel to date, employing a jazz score and Gerry Mulligan as a hip, saxophone-playing priest.

December 3, 2005

 

Another Holiday

Music of baritone singer Johnny Holiday.

October 22, 2005

 

Shelly Manne Plays Peter Gunn

A Profound Gas: Peter Gunn

Peter Gunn was a hit TV crime show with jazz at its center, with Craig Stevens as the stylish, jazz-loving private detective title character.

August 6, 2005

 

Jazz Studio 5 And 6: Ralph Burns And David Amram

We conclude our summer tour of the Decca Jazz Studio series with the fifth and sixth (and final) volumes.

July 23, 2005

 

Teddy Charles: The Early Avant-Garde

We'll hear selections from Charles' albums New Directions and Collaboration: West, and more.

July 2, 2005

 

Jazz Studio 3 And 4: John Graas And Jack Millman

We'll hear two more entries in Decca's mid-1950s Jazz Studio series.

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