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It's weird to see Diz playing with a straight horn.
Yea, '52 was just before the bent horn became a staple for him.
It's interesting how much jazz changed over what was really less than a decade. Something like "Hot House" has enough structure that it can be played as essentially a single, or it can be stretched out to the 9+ minute length that they play it as on the Quintet album. Songs like, say, "So What" or "Congeniality" could never lend themselves to this sort of format.
Definitely. You can sort of see a cut off in '59, around the release of "Kind of Blue" and "The Shape of Jazz to Come", and in a way "Mingus Ah Um" (although that album is more structured than the two previously mentioned, in my opinion anyway). Coltrane sort of headed in that direction with Giant Steps, and it seemed to culminate with "My Favorite Things".
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