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Miles Davis (Kind of Blue, 1959)  Freddie Freeloader  buy on itunes
Charles Mingus (Mingus Ah Um, 1959)  Boogie Stop Shuffle  buy on itunes
The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Time Out, 1959)  Everybody's Jumpin'  buy on itunes
Chet Baker (Chet, 1959)  Time On My Hands (You In My Arms)  buy on itunes
Ornette Coleman (The Shape of Jazz to Come, 1959)  Congeniality  buy on itunes
John Coltrane (Giant Steps, 1959)  Spiral  buy on itunes
Bill Evans Trio (Portrait in Jazz, 1959)  Peri's Scope  buy on itunes
Dizzy Gillespie (Have Trumpet, Will Excite!, 1959)  Woody 'n' You  buy on itunes
Wes Montgomery (Far Wes, 1959)  Monk's Shop  buy on itunes
Thelonious Monk (Thelonious Alone In San Francisco, 1959)  Blue Monk  buy on itunes
Sonny Stitt (The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions, 1959)  Cocktails For Two  buy on itunes
Oscar Peterson (Oscar Peterson Plays The Cole Porter Songbook, 1959)  Love For Sale  buy on itunes
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (What is There to Say?, 1959)  News from Blueport  buy on itunes
Duke Ellington (Blues in Orbit, 1959)  Track 360  buy on itunes
Kenny Dorham (Quiet Kenny, 1959)  Lotus Blossom  buy on itunes
Harold Land (The Fox, 1959)  One Down  buy on itunes
Jimmy Smith (Home Cookin', 1959)  Gracie  buy on itunes


As these tracks and players suggest, much was going on in 1959, arguably one of jazz history's most fertile years. The impetus for this mix came from reading Ashley Kahn's scant but informative telling of the making of Kind of Blue, in which he notes some of the other things going on at the time. Which in turn lead me to search my vaults for what I had from that year. This is just a sampling. I had to leave a few tracks out, and there is a whack of stuff from that year, of course, that I don't possess. I tried to choose less familiar tracks from the albums in question, although with, say, Kind of Blue, Time Out or the standards-based Chet, it was hard to pick something folks haven't heard umpteen times before. While 1959 was a year of beginnings and innovation, it was also a year that saw three giants - Billie Holiday, Lester Young and Sidney Bechet - pass on. I was going to include the trio as a kind of elegiac coda, but a lack space won out.


Mo Twang!
Date: 11/28/2005
This looks pretty cool. 1959 was a great year.
Date: 11/28/2005
Classic mix. Wonderful snapshot of a great year in music.
Sean Lally
Date: 11/28/2005
wow- some jazz i know.
Date: 11/28/2005
Well Done...

Other fine additions which were released that year would be Bags and Trane, Blue Mitchell's Blue Soul & Ornette Coleman (whom you have already represented) also had Change of the Century!
Date: 11/28/2005
Two of my all-time favorite LPs, Kind Of Blue and Giant Steps. Very great year for jazz. Sorry the "three" are missing.
g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 11/30/2005
No boubt adout it...a very fine year; and a great mix, too!
Date: 11/30/2005
Great stuff!

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