The Jazz Show Episode September 15, 2014

Broadcast on 15-Sep-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Maestro Leonard Bernstein narrates "What Is Jazz"

Leonard Bernstein was a musician, composer, conductor and a world ambassador for quality music and understood Jazz music. He understood it's inner workings and respected Jazz players as much as his fellow classical players. In this recording that was done in 1956, Bernstein explains what Jazz is and what it isn't. He plays examples himself and uses many great players such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Miles Davis and many many others.Bernstein explains many of the technical terms of Jazz and music in simple layman-like terms. This was his forte. Maestro Bernstein is educational and entertaining, There is too the odd unintentional humerous moment when Bernstein states something that is of the time because don't forget, this recording was done in 1956. It is of course still a very relevant document and hopefully will enlighten you to some of the mysteries of Jazz and music in general.This is Part 2 of our "back to school" series in The Jazz Show. Leonard Bernstein and "What Is Jazz".

Track Listing:

Various examples
Leonard Bernstein · What Is Jazz (Part 1)
Various examples.
Leonard Bernstein · What Is Jazz (Part 2)
Freedom Sound
The Jazz Crusaders · The Freedom Sound
Theme From "Exodus"
The Jazz Crusaders · The Freedom Sound
Scratch
The Jazz Crusaders · Live At The Lighthouse
Doin' THAT Thing.
The Jazz Crusaders · Live At The Lighthouse
Milestones.
The Jazz Crusaders · Live At The Lighthouse
The Young Rabbits
The Jazz Crusaders · Live At Newport
Freedom Sound.
The Jazz Crusaders · :Live At Newport
The Chant
Cannonball Adderley · Cannonball and The Poll Winners
Never Will I Marry
Cannonball Adderley · Cannonbal and The Poll Winners
Azule Serape
Cannonball Adderley · Cannonball and The Poll Winners
Clouds
Cannonball Adderley · Cannonball's Bossa Nova
Minha Saudades
Cannonball Adderley · Cannonball's Bossa Nova
Joyce's Samba
Cannonball Adderley · Cannonball's Bossa Nova