VA - So Much, So Quickly: British Modern Jazz Pianists 1948-63 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:43:44 | 237 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Soul / Label: Acrobat
To those British jazzmen coming to terms with the Bebop revolution of the Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk during the late 1940s, there was one, hugely imposing barrier; harmony. The new, supersonic melodies and off-kilter rhythms were one thing but underpinning these and forming the very bedrock of the music was a very novel, very definite methodology, a new system of chordal building blocks that challenged the understanding of all but the most patient. Inevitably, it fell to the pianists - those with a map of keyboard harmony laid out before them - to try and discover just what were these new, at times mind-bogglingly complex routes towards the cutting edge.