100 Years of Jazz’s Avant Garde

By | June 23, 2012

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Free jazz innovator Ornette Coleman

In this hour we dare to go where many jazz fans dare not tread as we explore the many faces of the jazz avant garde. We’ll talk with our historian Lewis Porter about how early jazz blew many a musical mind in the 1920s, and take a look back at the album that fired the first shots in the free jazz revolution. And we’ll explore the experimental side of jazz legend Thelonious Monk, and the listen in on the music of one of the few avant garde jazz vocalists: Jeanne Lee. (59:00)

Photo: Free jazz innovator Ornette Coleman


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