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