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June 7, 2019

 

1968, Riot: The Year In Jazz

As the 1960s neared to a close, the jazz world continued to absorb the cultural upheavals of a volatile decade.

April 7, 2019

 

Four And More: The Year In Jazz, 1964

From Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" to John Coltrane's A LOVE SUPREME, from the impact of the Beatles to the avant-garde's October revolution, a notable year.

November 16, 2015

 

1962: Cool In Crisis

A saxophone giant returned to the scene and a swing-era icon toured the Soviet Union. Bossa nova was on the rise, and so was the avant-garde.

December 30, 2013

 

1963: A Man’s Dream, A Nation’s Nightmare

It was a year of raised hopes and devastating tragedy, and the world of jazz continued to reflect both the growing unease and the youthful vitality of the times

July 23, 2012

 

1961: New Jazz Frontier

It was 1961, and America had a new, young president...the Cold War turned up a notch…and jazz continued to evolve in ear-opening ways.

May 3, 2010

 

1960: Jazz At The Dawn Of A Decade

1960 was the first year of one of the most tumultuous decades in American history. The change that was beginning to come about was reflected in jazz as well.

January 3, 2009

 

1959: Jazz’s Vintage Year

Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans...what was in the air in 1959? The story of the Year of the Masterpiece.

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