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The Cool School, Marc Cary

Presented by Claire Martin. With journalist Stephen Graham on the influence of the Cool School musicians and their impact on jazz today, plus an interview with pianist Marc Cary.

Claire Martin is joined by journalist Stephen Graham to explore how the music of the Cool School, a movement with its roots in the 1940s that included players like Miles Davis and Lee Konitz, is making a comeback and inspiring a new generation of jazz musicians. Plus, Kevin Le Gendre interviews American pianist Marc Cary, who has collaborated with many of the jazz greats including Roy Hargrove, Betty Carter and Abbey Lincoln.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Marc Cary

    Waltz Betty Waltz

    • Four Directions.
    • Motema 233 784.
  • Laila Biali


    • Live In Concert.
    • Laila Biali LB 06125.
  • Christof Laueer & NDR Big Band

    Casbah – Song of the Medina

    • Petite Fleur.
    • ACT 9567-2.
  • The James Taylor Quartet


    • Closer To The Moon.
    • Real Self Records RS 4334.
  • Madeleine Bell

    The Blues and Me

    • The Singer – The Musical.
    • Proper Records PRPCD 120.
  • Miles Davis


    • Birth of the Cool.
    • Capitol Jazz CDP 7928622.
  • Lee Konitz, Dan Tepfer, Michael Janisch, Jeff Williams

    All The Things You Are

    • First Meeting: Live In London: Volume 1.
    • Whirlwind Recordings WR 4638.
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel, Larry Grenadier, Brian Blade


    • Driftwood.
    • ECM ECM 2349.
  • Jazz At Lincoln Centre Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis

    Blues Walk

    • Unknown.
    • White Label NA NA.
  • Adam Baldych, Yaron Herman

    Letter For E

    • Duo Art – The New Tradition.
    • ACT ACT 9626-2.
  • Marc Cary

    Waltz Betty Waltz

    • Four Directions.
    • Motema 233 784.
  • Marc Cary

    Open Baby

    • Four Directions.
    • Motema 233 784.
  • Marc Cary


    • Four Directions.
    • Motema 233 784.
  • Jim Hart, Barry Green, Matt Ridley, Steve Brown

    The Golden Striker

    • MJQ Celebration.
    • King’s Gambit Records KGR 001.