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Prestige 1956, pt 2

Prestige 1956, pt 2

Playing tracks by

Gil Melle, Red Garland, Jackie McLean, Prestige All Stars, Sonny Rollins and more.

Chart positions

This show was 32nd in the global jazz chart.

Another jazz label dance - this one through the classic early hard bop of the Prestige label that first drew me into the genre. These are some of my oldest musical loves...revisiting them to construct this mix reminds me that it has been far too long since I passed this way. My choice of 1956 as a starting point was rather random in hindsight...my purpose was to explore the dawn of hard bop era (as opposed to bebop), but the case could easily be made for 1954 or 1955 as a more logical starting point. Artists include Gil Melle, Red Garland, Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Donald Byrd, Mal Waldron, Phil Woods and more...

Comments

Dj Mr Lob

Absolutely superb. You really brought to life the year 1956 with your wonderful selections. Just so much depth and beauty was coming out of that period.

Kingcake
Kingcake

Thank you sir! The 50's-60's hard-bop to post-bop/modal jazz era has always been my favorite, although I have deep love for the soul jazz/spiritual jazz era of the 70's as well.

poppachubby

Listened to almost all of it today... I am able to connect my tablet to my stereo with Bluetooth, so I have Mixcloud rockin all the time now.

poppachubby

Perfect opener!!! Love it... missed Part 1

Kingcake
Kingcake

If you liked the first track, then the 3rd one will also blow your mind. Melle was much underrated.