Savannah Music Festival: Kind of Blue - Miles, Trane, & Cannonball
Airs Thursday, November 5, at 8 p.m. The many victorious performances made by Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderly added timeless examples of small group jazz to a tradition that developed in the wake of the bebop movement of the 1940s. Working together, the three artists achieved a poetic level of expression that was as playful and tender as it was distinctive and mysterious. In this episode, we listen to a 2014 concert that featured arrangements and original compositions from some of the most important small group that developed after Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk forged a new direction in the music. Under the musical direction of Jason Marsalis, "Kind of Blue: Miles, Trane & Cannonball" included Terell Stafford, Rodney Jordan, Marcus Roberts, Stephen Riley, Jeff Clayton, Alphonso Horne, Bill Kennedy, Christian McBride, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Ron Westray, Aaron Diehl and Ricardo Pascal.