Playing tracks by
Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five, J.R. Monterose Quintet, Harold Land Quintet, Teddy Edwards Quartet, Hank Mobley Quintet and more.
“Hard bop both needed and got a kind of second wind in the early sixties, and this had something to do with Ornette Coleman’s rejection of conventional chord changes, but it had far more to do with developments inside the school: Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue, Coltrane’s evolution, and the influences of Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. These developments rescued hard bop from its own formulas, emboldening its young practitioners to cut loose and to expand what the school could encompass emotionally and formally.” – David Rosenthal
Over the next four hours of Jazz at 100, we’ll be featuring tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour, we will start with tenor players JR Monterose, LA-based Harold Land and Teddy Edwards, and Blue Note’s most prolific player Hank Mobley.