In his book "Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music 1955-1965," David Rosenthal outlines a group of musicians within the hard bop idiom that he identifies as "experimentalists," describing them as ..."consciously trying to expand jazz's structural and technical boundaries: for instance, pianist Andrew Hill, Sonny Rollins, and John Coltrane prior to his 1965 record Ascension. This category would also include Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus, whose playing and compositions were at once experimental and reminiscent of the moods and forms of earlier black music, including jazz of the 1920s and 1930s.
Host Intro 0:00
Charles Mingus Quartet "Profile of Jackie" from Pithecanthropus Erectus (Atlantic) 2:54
Host speaks 6:00
Charles Mingus Nonet "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" from Blues and Roots (Atlantic) 6:42
Host speaks 12:21
Charles Mingus Septet "Boogie Stop Shuffle" from The Norton Collection (Norton) 13:22
Charles Mingus Septet "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" from Minus Ah Um (Columbia) 17:07
Host speaks 22:47
Sonny Rollins Quartet "St. Thomas" from Saxophone Colossus (Prestige) 25:39
Host speaks 32:27
Sonny Rollins Trio "Come, Gone" from Way Out West. (Contemporary) 33:04
Host speaks 40:52
John Coltrane Sextet "Moments Notice" from Blue Train (Blue Note) 43:12
Host speaks 52:17
John Coltrane Quartet "Giant Steps" from Giant Steps (Atlantic) 52:52
Tune in daily to hear the internet's top jazz programs including Mondo Jazz, Jazz Bastard, World of Jazz, The Third Story, One Man's Jazz, Jazz at 100, Neon Jazz, A Broad Spectrum, Liner Notes and more.
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!
Get more of a good thing
Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.