The magnet of good-paying factory jobs and the nurturing influence of an excellent public school music program helped make Detroit a hotbed of jazz and the hometown of many internationally famous musicians. This edition of Detroit History Podcast takes a look at when and how and why Detroit’s music began to swing, and how generations of jazz stylists became an important cultural export. From the Graystone Ballroom to Miles Davis’s rhythm section, and onward, Detroit has had a greater impact on America’s native art form, jazz, than you might expect.
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers- Millenberg Joys
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers- Zonky
Duke Ellington- Harlem Air Shaft
Milt Jackson- True Blues
Wendell Harrison- Urban Expressions
J Dilla- Dreamy