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Metronome ticks with the All-Stars

Metronome All Stars
Page added May 16, 2014 Updated May 17, 2014

On this episode of Jazztrack, we'll hear some of the changes in jazz via the Metronome All-Star recordings made between 1939 and 1953.

Metronome Magazine organised recordings from 1939 bringing together many of the musicians favoured by its readers and they document an overview of some of the developments in jazz from that period till 1953.

The Five Spot was an important venue in New York and that's where you'll hear Thelonious Monk with Johnny Griffin captured on Monk's first official live release.

Saxophonist Jackie McLean made a number of fine recordings especially for Blue Note - one of his best was the classic Destination Out from 1963.

May and June is a busy time for live jazz in Australia and we'll hear from some of those performing over this period.

See the complete playlist here.

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