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The Jazz Image

The Jazz ImageTM

with Leigh Kamman
A Jazz Starter Kit

Be-Bop to Cool: An Evolution
East Coast and West Coast

All audio materials should be available through the Public Radio Market®, most record stores, The Smithsonian Institution, and some public libraries.

  1. Dizzy Gillespie: The Bebop Revolution (BMG Bluebird 2177 2 RB)
  2. Dizzy Gillespie and His Sextets and Orchestra (Shaw 'Nuff Musicraft MVSCD 53)
  3. Jazz at Massey Hall. Charlie Parker, Dizzy, etc. (Fantasy OJCCD 044-2)
  4. The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume I (Blue Note B21 Y 81503)
  5. Thelonious Monk: The Composer (Columbia CK 44 297)
  6. Miles Davis: Birth of Cool (Blue Note 92862)
  7. Gerry Mulligan: Tentet and Quartet Featuring Chet Baker (GNP/Crescendo GNPD 56)
  8. The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out (Columbia 40585)

The videos listed with an asterisk (*) can be ordered from Jamey Aebersold Jazz Inc., P.O. Box 1244C, New Albany, IN 47151-1224 (800-456-1388).

  1. Dizzy Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia (A 81)*
  2. Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser (A 102)*
  3. Dexter Gordon: 'Round Midnight (A 103)*
  4. West Coast and Cool Jazz (A 306)*


  1. Feather, Leonard. Inside Jazz (Bebop). J.J. Robbins, New York, 1949.
  2. Giddins, Gary. Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker. Beech Tree Books, New York, 1989.
  3. Gitler, Ira. Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s. Oxford University Press, New York, 1985.

On to Evolution