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1959 - Jazz's greatest year ever

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Tonight 11/17/09 on the Kitchen Sink, after some preview music for Stanton Moore's James Black gig at Chickie Wah Wah and Loyola, Neko Case, and Dan Auerbach/Justin Townes Earle, we'll put on a bale of jazz from 1959, possibly the greatest year of recorded music ever. Dig this list from which we will draw:

Ornette - Shape of Jazz to Come
Trane - Giant Steps
Brubeck - Time Out
Bill Evans - Portrait in Jazz
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Mingus - Mingus Ah Um, Blues and Roots
Horace Silver - Finger Poppin

Also, if we have time, Benny Golson, Donald Byrd, Sarah Vaughn - you get the idea.

10 PM CST.

And happy 40th birthday to Professor Jonathan Field of Clemson, SC.!


It was a remarkable year.

1959 was also the year Ornette Coleman released

"The Shape Of Jazz To Come"

Jelly Roll Justice


It really sounds like this was an awesome event. We hope that you will post your thoughts about the music and how many were in attendance. Thanks for letting us Jazz lovers know about this.

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