Jazz on BBC Four

This weekend saw some excellent programmes on Jazz on BBC Four:


1959: The Year That Changed JazzArchive performances and interviews explore the influence of the four major jazz albums made in 1959 by Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman.


Rollins: Beyond the NotesDocumentary about the great saxophonist Sonny Rollins, built around his 80th birthday concert, where he is joined by the likes of Roy Haynes, Jim Hall and Ornette Coleman.


Sonny Rollins '74: Rescued!: Newly-discovered film footage of tenor sax legend Sonny Rollins at Ronnie Scott's in 1974, with a band featuring guitarist Yoshiaki Masuo and soprano saxophone player Rufus Harley.


If this kind of thing interests you, there are lots of other jazz performances currently on BBC iPlayer; watch something before they all expire!


Mr. Guinane

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