The Soul Jazz of Saxophonists (Donaldson, Newman, Turrentine) and Pianists (Hancock, Lewis, McCann) (1958 - 1969)

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Soul Jazz developed in the late 1950s and become a staple of ghetto jukeboxes. Its catchy lines, heavy beat and blues-influenced phasing became a popular alternative to other jazz forms evolving in the 1960s. In addition to the guitar and organ led ensembles that have been featured in the previous two hours of Jazz at 100, a number of saxophonists and pianists became best-selling soul jazz stars.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Lou Donaldson Quintet. "Blues Walk" from Blues Walk (Blue Note) 3:40
  • David "Fathead" Newman Sextet. "Fathead" from Fathead: Ray Charles Presents. (Atlantic) 10:15
  • Host speaks 15:35
  • Stanley Turrentine Quartet. "Dorene Don't Cry, I" from That's Where It's At (Blue Note) 16:39
  • Stanley Turrentine Nonet. "Sunny" from The Spoiler (Blue Note) 22:51
  • Host speaks 30:07
  • Herbie Hancock Quartet. "Cantaloupe Island" from Empyrean Isles (Blue Note) 32:35
  • Ramsey Lewis Trio. "The In Crowd" from The In Crowd (Arco) 37:59
  • Host speaks 41:14
  • Les McCann -Eddie Harris Quintet. "Compared to What" from Swiss Movement (Atlantic) 43:06
  • Host speaks 51:26
  • Cannonball Adderley Quintet. "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" from Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! (Capitol) 52:14
  • Host Outro 57:10

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