Cool Jazz

Counterbalancing the frenetic pace and busy arrangements of be-bop was a style of jazz that emerged after WWII, notably on the West Coast of the USA. Slowing things down, leaving space in the music, favouring thoughtfulness over exuberance, Cool Jazz attracted many adherents, both musicians and fans. Of course it wasn’t only California where this was a trend. Lester Young and young Miles Davis were East Coast proponents of this 1950s style.

Additional players include Stan Getz (sax), Dave Brubeck (piano) and Chet Baker (trumpet).