Miles. Trane. Brubeck. Mingus. Duke. Ella. Blakey. The list seems to go on forever. Everything in this show was first heard in 1959. The year is considered by most to be the greatest year in the history of Jazz with so many artists bringing out works that 60 years later are considered America‘s great classical music and some of their finest. I could not let this year pass without recognizing and sharing with you the artistry recorded and produced over those twelve months.

Get comfortable, grab a cocktail and your headphones and just lay back and relax with the finest. Please enjoy my look back at Jazz’s greatest year; my tribute to this music and my gift to you.

00:00 Oscar Peterson Trio - Birth Of The Blues
00:02 Miles Davis Quintet - It Never Entered My Mind
00:08 Horace Silver Quintet - Sister Sadie
00:14 Benny Golson - Autumn Leaves
00:21 Wes Montgomery Trio - Whisper Not
00:25 Sonny Clark - Minor Meeting
00:32 Ella Fitzgerald - Someone To Watch Over Me
00:36 The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
00:42 Thelonious Monk Quintet - Jackie-Ing
00:48 Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt - On The Sunny Side Of The Street
00:53 Jimmy Smith - Flamingo
01:01 Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane & Kenny Burrell - Eclypso
01:09 Gerry Mulligan - The Cat Walk
01:15 Duke Ellington - Midnight Indigo
01:18 Chet Baker - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
01:22 Max Roach Quintet - Connie's Bounce
01:27 Bill Evans Trio - Someday My Prince Will Come
01:32 Horace Silver Quintet - Cookin' At The Continental
01:37 Miles Davis - So What
01:46 Kenny Dorham - Lotus Blossom
01:51 Charles Mingus - Better Get Hit In Your Soul
01:58 Wynton Kelly - On Green Dolphin Street
02:03 Yusef Lateef - Yesterdays
02:07 John Coletrane - Giant Steps
02:12 Art Blakey - Moanin'
02:21 Ornette Coleman - Lonely Woman
02:26 Abbey Lincoln - Afro Blue
02:30 Walter Davis - Loodle-Lot
02:35 Sun Ra - Saturn
02:39 Duke Ellington - Malletoba Spank
02:43 Bill Evans - Peace Piece
02:49 Jackie McLean - Greasy
02:57 Stan Kenton - Django
03:01 Miles Davis - Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)
03:06 Milt Jackson & John Coltrane - Three Little Words
03:14 Ben Webster - Time After Time
03:18 Dinah Washington - What A Difference A Day Makes
03:20 Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Stars Fell On Alabama
03:27 Blue Mitchell - Top Shelf
03:31 Art Pepper - Airegin

    Jazz, downtempo, lounge, traditional jazz, 1959
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    • Key: Gm
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