When Miles Davis began recording Birth of the Cool he was only twenty-one years old. Recorded in the sacred period between the post-hard bebop era and the ‘cool jazz’ movement, the album is a listening necessity. Yet, the record was actually recorded eight years before its timely release. Seen as a key piece of recorded music at the end of the 1940s, the seminal record actually had a massive influence on the period of jazz music that followed its release in 1957.Read More
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What Are the Genres of Jazz?
There are numerous jazz styles, each with their own distinct characteristics. Listen to samples of various styles to get a sense of how the genre has evolved.Read More