Modern Jazz Classics With Branford Marsalis

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201B0120010605

Branford Marsalis returns with the series exploring some of the biggest-selling and most influential jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

1: Waltz for Debby.

Paul Motian, the only surviving member of Bill Evans's trio, talks about working with the revolutionary jazz man.

With contributions from producer, jazz writer and Riverside Records founder Orrin Keepnews.

201B0220010612

Branford Marsalis returns with the series exploring eight of the biggest-selling and most influential jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

2: Miles Davis - Bitches Brew.

The story behind Miles Davis's revolutionary 1969 recording which launched jazz rock as a genre and split the jazz community down the middle.

With contributions from Joe Zawinul, Bennie Maupin, Chick Corea and Carlos Santana

201B03Saxophone Colossus20010619

Branford Marsalis presents the series exploring eight of the biggest-selling and most influential jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

3: Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus.

This edition is devoted to an early album by Sonny Rollins `Saxophone Colossus'.

With contributions from the man who produced the album and founder of the Prestige record label, Bob Weinstock, and Rollins himself.

201B0420010626

Branford Marsalis presents the series exploring eight of the biggest-selling and most influential jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

4: John Coltrane - Giant Steps.

In this edition, the classic 1959 release that established Coltrane's reputation and set the scene for an outstanding series of forthcoming releases.

With contributions from Kenny Garret, Joe Lovano and Tommy Flanagan.

201B0520010703

Branford Marsalis presents the series exploring eight of the biggest-selling and most influential jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

5: Midnight Blue - Kenny Burrell.

This edition is devoted to guitarist Kenny Burrell's 1963 Blue Note concept album which allowed Burrell to explore his first love - the blues.

With contributions from Rudy Van Gelder, Michael Cuscuna and Burrell himself.

201B0620010710

Branford Marsalis presents the series exploring eight of the biggest-selling and most influential jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

6: One Step Beyond - Jackie McLean.

In his seventh release for the Blue Note label, McLean's album featured two up-and-coming jazz musicians - drummer Tony Williams and vibes player Bobby Hutcherson.

With contributions from Grachan Moncur III, Michael Cuscuna and McLean himself.

201B0720010717

Branford Marsalis presents the series exploring eight of the biggest-selling and most influential jazz recordings of the last 40 years.

7: Ornette Coleman - the Shape of Jazz to Come.

This programme assess the album that launched saxophonist Ornette Coleman on an unsuspecting jazz public in 1960, to hostile critics.

Featuring contributions from Ornette Coleman and pianist Paul Bley.

201B0820010724

Branford Marsalis concludes the series exploring eight of the biggest-selling and most influential jazz recordings of the past 40 years.

8: Black Market by Weather Report.

A look at the 1976 release that fused jazz and rock, and went some way to proving that fusion was the last truly progressive movement jazz has seen.

With contributions from the band's keyboard maestro Joe Zawinul.