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1959: The Year That Jazz Changed [4CD Box Set] [Box set, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Miles Davis , Ornette Coleman , Charles Mingus , Dave Brubeck Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 Sep 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Chrome Dreams Music
  • ASIN: B003Y4TSD4
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,484 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. So WhatMiles Davis 9:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Freddie FreeloaderMiles Davis 9:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Blue In GreenMiles Davis 5:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. All BluesMiles Davis11:34Album Only
Listen  5. Flamenco SketchesMiles Davis 9:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. GeneriqueMiles Davis 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. MilestonesMiles Davis 5:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. On Green Dolphin StreetMiles Davis 9:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Fran-DanceMiles Davis 5:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Stella By StarlightMiles Davis 4:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Lonely WomanOrnette Coleman 5:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. EventuallyOrnette Coleman 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. PeaceOrnette Coleman 9:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Focus On SanityOrnette Coleman 6:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. CongenialityOrnette Coleman 6:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. ChronologyOrnette Coleman 6:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. InvisibleOrnette Coleman 4:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. The BlessingOrnette Coleman 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The SphinxOrnette Coleman 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. The DisguiseOrnette Coleman 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Ramblin'Ornette Coleman 6:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. FreeOrnette Coleman 6:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Una Muy BonitaOrnette Coleman 5:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Change Of The CenturyOrnette Coleman 4:41£0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Better Git In Your SoulCharles Mingus 7:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Goodbye Pork Pie HatCharles Mingus 5:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Boogie Stop ShuffleCharles Mingus 4:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Self-Portrait In Three ColoursCharles Mingus 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Open Letter To DukeCharles Mingus 5:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Bird CallsCharles Mingus 6:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fables Of FaubusCharles Mingus 8:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Pussy Cat DuesCharles Mingus 9:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Jelly RollCharles Mingus 6:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. SlopCharles Mingus 6:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Song With OrangeCharles Mingus 6:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Mood IndigoCharles Mingus 8:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Blue Rondo A La TurkThe Dave Brubeck Quartet 6:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Strange Meadow LarkThe Dave Brubeck Quartet 7:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Take FiveThe Dave Brubeck Quartet 5:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Three To Get ReadyThe Dave Brubeck Quartet 5:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Kathy's WaltzThe Dave Brubeck Quartet 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Evrtybody's Jumpin'The Dave Brubeck Quartet 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Pick Up SticksThe Dave Brubeck Quartet 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. NomadThe Dave Brubeck Quartet 7:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Brandenburg GateThe Dave Brubeck Quartet 6:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. One Moment Worth YearsThe Dave Brubeck Quartet 9:01£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

As the 1960s dawned, post-bop Jazz was finally ready to make the social, political and musical statements previously considered outside its remit. Miles Davis liberating Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck Quartet s Time Out, with its unorthodox time signatures, Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um, created with a vision that anticipated post-modernism, and Ornette Coleman s Shape of Jazz to Come, on which rules took second place to expressionism, allow 1959 to be identified as a landmark year for the changes that would shake up the musicians and audience alike. This collection features these four groundbreaking records in their entirety, each with bonus tracks, giving a total running time of almost 5 hours of the finest Jazz in existence. The set also includes a 20 Page booklet featuring rare photographs and extensive notes by noted Jazz author Charles Waring, all encased in a collector s edition box set.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By John
Format:Audio CD
How Chrome Dreams managed to corral four of the most important jazz albums ever recorded in one box set is irrelevant in the face of such unabashed greatness. It's actually something of a masterstroke, bringing home the astonishing fact that Miles Davis' 'Kind Of Blue', Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Ah Um', Ornette Coleman's 'The Shape of Jazz To Come' and Dave Brubeck's 'Time Out' were all recorded within the space of a few months in 1959. Despite their diversity - rampantly exploring modal jazz, gospel blues, avant-garde, unusual time signatures and non-Western music - these works would alter the jazz idiom forever.
The set also boasts bonus tracks drawn from the artists' other albums of that period, while extensive sleevenotes by jazz columnist Charles Waring, who beautifully explains why these records were so seismic, are worth a star of their own. Self-confessed jazz thickos can see this collection as a gift from the gods; it's fantastic to be able to identify Brubeck's influence on The Nice or East Of Eden's encore 40 years ago as Mingus' Better Git It In Your Soul. Rarely was a title more apt as a piece of advice. Essential music in any record collection
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection 18 Aug 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I will skip reviewing the actual music on offer here, since it has been reviewed ad nauseum, and rightly each of these albums is considered a masterpiece.
So onto the actual box set. Its packaged small and neat, barely larger than a couple of CD cases together. Each of the discs has its own card cover. Not the greatest way to present a collection I'm sure, but it protects the discs well enough. And at this price who's complaining? The music is clear and bright; there's no 'short-changing' on the sonic presentation. And each disc includes bonus material from the artists respectively.
Linear notes are competent but not extensive - though again, that's not a complaint.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value 11 Nov 2011
By Markws
Format:Audio CD
I have to say that i think that this set offers great value for money. itcontains a selection really classic lps and, in putting them together in this fashion, allows a great perspective.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value 19 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The best from 1959 (there was a TV program featuring these albums) with extra tracks and booklet. Miles, Mingus, Ornette & Brubeck - Get it!
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