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35 Years of Legends: Keith Jarrett

American pianist Keith Jarrett, considered by many to be a genius, is among the most creative musi­cians working in contemporary jazz. He burst onto the scene in the early 1960s, first with Charles Lloyd and then with Miles Davis. Continue reading

Dave BruBeck

35 Years of Legends: Dave Brubeck

This American pianist and composer established his reputation in the mid-1950s. His music had an original quality, informed by classical music influences. In his landmark compositions, he imposes his complex ideas and atypical rhythms on the music. The CD Time Out, featuring the classics Take Five and Blue Rondo à la Turk, confirmed once and for all his quartet’s place in jazz history.  Continue reading

B.B. King

35 Years of Legends: B.B. King

A member of blues royalty, the indefatigable “Blues Boy” King has been singing the music of his native Mississippi with unparalleled passion since the 1940s. B.B. King borrowed freely from West Coast jazz and blues to pattern his unique style. Starting in the late 1960s, he broadened his musical horizons and his spectrum of audiences. From the neck of the guitar named Lucille was born a spare and fluid signature sound that inspired generations of bluesmen and rockers, among them Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and U2. Continue reading