V.A. - East Coast Jazz

We Love The East Coast.

What would jazz be today without the musicians and clubs of mid-20th century New York and Boston? It‘s hard to imagine.  Typical of East Coast Jazz is a strong emphasis on rhythm, a melodic orientation and a distinctive playing technique in harmonies and arrangements. The musicians relied on greater virtuosity and technical finesse than their predecessors in the swing era. East Coast jazz was also characterized by the use of smaller groups such as quartets or quintets, which gave musicians more room for improvisation and creativity. An important part of East Coast Jazz was also the role of jazz clubs and bars on the East Coast, especially in New York City. There, musicians, fans and critics met and exchanged new sounds and ideas. However, the influence reached far beyond the USA and also influenced other musical genres such as R&B and soul. Its impact was especially felt in Europe, where many jazz musicians enjoyed great success and inspired a new generation of jazz fans.

V.A. - East Coast Jazz

Limited - First 1.111 Units Numbered

1 x Blue 180g Vinyl 


Side A

  1. It Don`t Mean A Thing (If It Ain`t Got That Swing) - Thelonious Monk   
  2. Moanin` (Part 1) - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers   
  3. I Guess I‘ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry - Dexter Gordon   
  4. Blue In Green - Miles Davis   
  5. Confirmation - Charlie Parker 

Side B

  1. St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins   
  2. My Favorite Things (Part 1) - John Coltrane   
  3. Five Spot After Dark - Curtis Fuller   
  4. Mr. Walker - Wes Montgomery   
  5. Dancing In The Dark - Cannonball Adderley