The varied jazz of 1953

The Passion of Charlie Parker, cover image
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Nick discovered jazz in 1953 – the year Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne, and a year that saw ragtime, swing, bebop, cool jazz and hard bop share the limelight. Artists include Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Sidney Bechet, Shorty Rogers, Ben Webster and Duke Ellington.

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# Artist: Song: Composer: Album Label: Duration:
1 The Quintet Lost Tizol Jazz at Massey Hall Original Jazz Classics 07:06
2 Duke Ellington passion flower wandering horn The Duke plays Ellington Capitol 03:05
3 Duke Ellington Things aren’t what they used to be Mr Ellington The Duke plays Ellington Capitol 02:56
4 Ben Webster Jive at six Edison king of tenors Verve 04:11
5 modern jazz quartet Delaunay’s dilemma lewis Django Prestige 04:01
6 Shorty Rogers Tale of an African Lobster roger cool and crazy RCA 03:26
seven Shorty Rogers Coop de Gras roger cool and crazy RCA 02:58
8 JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis Trombosphere Mingus four paperclips Fancy 03:26
9 Stan Kenton Fascinating rhythm Gershwin Sketches on standards Capitol 02:44
ten Stan Kenton dark eyes Hermann Sketches on standards Capitol 02:14
11 Bud Powell Trio You’d be so nice to come home Carry Bud Powell Trio Roulette 02:38
12 Bud Powell Trio Groove of bags jackson Bud Powell Trio Roulette 02:12
13 Blue Note Jazz Men by Sidney Bechet All of me Brands / Simons Blue Note Jazz Men by Sidney Bechet blue note 04:07

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