About the show
Playing tracks by
Billy Strayhorn, Shadow Wilson, Paul Quinichette, Gene Ammons, Al Cohn and more.
This mix attempts to capture the transition in jazz from the big band to the bebop era. I have selected recordings (most of them from the 1940s) that illustrate the interactions between old and new forms of jazz. There are tracks from Tad Dameron, Edmond Hall, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, Don Byas, Earl "Fatha" Hines, James Moody, Teddy Bunn, Ben Webster, and others.