Branford Marsalis Presents Modern Jazz Classics

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200B01Kind Of Blue20000627

Branford Marsalis explores six of the biggest-selling and most influential jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

1: `Kind of Blue' by Miles Davis.

The 1959 album that revolutionised the way the music was played by introducing the concept of modal jazz.

With contributions from Ian Carr and Jimmy Cobb.

200B01Kind Of Blue20000627

Branford Marsalis explores six of the biggest-selling and most influential jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

1: `Kind of Blue' by Miles Davis.

The 1959 album that revolutionised the way the music was played by introducing the concept of modal jazz.

With contributions from Ian Carr and Jimmy Cobb.

200B02Time Out20000704

The celebrated American saxophinst explores six of the biggest-selling and most influential jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

2: `Time Out' by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

With its exploration of unusual time signatures, this 1959 album was a radical departure for Brubeck, but `Take 5' was released as a single and became the first instrumental jazz record to sell a million copies.

200B02Time Out20000704

The celebrated American saxophinst explores six of the biggest-selling and most influential jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

2: `Time Out' by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

With its exploration of unusual time signatures, this 1959 album was a radical departure for Brubeck, but `Take 5' was released as a single and became the first instrumental jazz record to sell a million copies.

200B03A Love Supreme20000711

The celebrated American saxophonist explores six key jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

3: `A Love Supreme' by John Coltrane.

It is one of the most powerful, profound and influential recordings in modern jazz, and Marsalis considers it to be music's greatest single achievement.

McCoy Turner and Elvin Jones remember the session and reveal what it was like working with Coltrane at the height of his powers.

200B03A Love Supreme20000711

The celebrated American saxophonist explores six key jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

3: `A Love Supreme' by John Coltrane.

It is one of the most powerful, profound and influential recordings in modern jazz, and Marsalis considers it to be music's greatest single achievement.

McCoy Turner and Elvin Jones remember the session and reveal what it was like working with Coltrane at the height of his powers.

200B04Getz/gilberto20000718

The celebrated American saxophonist explores six key jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

4: `Getz/Gilberto' by Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto.

Combining the talents of Brazilian singer/guitarist Joao Gilberto and sax maestro Stan Getz, this album was the high point of the bossa nova craze of the early 60s.

Phil Ramone and Doug Ramsey remember the making of the landmark recording and how Joao's wife Astrud came to sing on the album.

200B04Getz/gilberto20000718

The celebrated American saxophonist explores six key jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

4: `Getz/Gilberto' by Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto.

Combining the talents of Brazilian singer/guitarist Joao Gilberto and sax maestro Stan Getz, this album was the high point of the bossa nova craze of the early 60s.

Phil Ramone and Doug Ramsey remember the making of the landmark recording and how Joao's wife Astrud came to sing on the album.

200B05Headhunters20000725

The celebrated American saxophonist explores six key jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

5: `Headhunters' by Herbie Hancock.

This recording features the iconic jazz-funk tune `Chameleon', which as a single helped to make `Headhunters' such a commercial success.

Hancock himself reveals the origins of this landmark album, with contributions from right-hand man and reeds player Bernie Maupin.

200B05Headhunters20000725

The celebrated American saxophonist explores six key jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

5: `Headhunters' by Herbie Hancock.

This recording features the iconic jazz-funk tune `Chameleon', which as a single helped to make `Headhunters' such a commercial success.

Hancock himself reveals the origins of this landmark album, with contributions from right-hand man and reeds player Bernie Maupin.

200B06 LASTThe Koln Concert20000801

The celebrated American saxophonist explores key jazz recordings.

6: `The Koln Concert' by Keith Jarrett.

The series ends with this 1975 multimillion-selling live solo piano recording.

Manfred Eicher, Ian Carr and Jarrett himself tell the story of the legendary concert which was almost sabotaged by an out-of-tune piano.

200B06 LASTThe Koln Concert20000801

The celebrated American saxophonist explores key jazz recordings.

6: `The Koln Concert' by Keith Jarrett.

The series ends with this 1975 multimillion-selling live solo piano recording.

Manfred Eicher, Ian Carr and Jarrett himself tell the story of the legendary concert which was almost sabotaged by an out-of-tune piano.