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Kelley Elementary School (aka Pleasantdale ES), 1950s (from Fagan's book) and now (Google Earth).

The first Pleasantdale School was built during the 1870s on Eagle Rock Avenue next to the Pleasantdale Cemetery. It was believed that decaying corpses from the neighboring graveyard had contaminated the well water for the school. The new Pleasantdale ES was built in 1902.

 

 


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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