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Eagle Rock Avenue, near Pleasant Valley Way (circa 1975); below it, a recent shot from roughly the same spot, via Google earth.

Do you remember which stores lined the street just below Brotman's (Bauman's)?

 


In 1959, while most of us were listening and dancing to "Venus," "16 Candles," "Mack The Knife," “ ... four important jazz albums were released, each a watershed moment for the genre that reflects its time. With rare footage and plenty of interviews with musicians and critics, this documentary (NOTE: see urls below) seeks to explore their achievements in social, political, and musical context, as well as to touch on the enduring influence they have had in the intervening years. The albums considered are: - Miles Davis' Kind of Blue - Dave Brubeck's Time Out - Charles Mingus' Ah Um, and - Ornette Coleman's The Shape of Jazz to Come Written by gordsellar on IMBD

The BBC video -- history, backstories, music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKYa3wwc1SU

Ornette: https://www.crenshawhs.org/apps/video/watch.jsp?v=88199     

Miles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fC1qSxpmKo

Mingus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aII3528wwyw

Brubeck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veX9dotK_do

 

 

 

 


 

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