1959 The Year that Changed Jazz

If you ever have the time to watch this entire 1 hour BBC program, it's an hour you'll remember and maybe even cherish. 1959 was an extraordinary year for jazz. It was the year of "Kind of Blue", "Take Five" and "Ah Um" to just name a few iconic albums that changed jazz forever. 

The stories and first hand accounts of the artistry, social challenges, disagreements and, eventual appreciation will warm your heart. There's never a straight line to change and this program sheds light on the bumps, detours and rough patches that eventually paved the way to jazz as it's known today. 


Tim Tamashiro