End Notes XIII: Stories from the East Coast October 23 2017

By the end of the 1940s, big bands were too expensive to tour and the rise of the small jazz ensemble began. The sounds of the East Coast were filled with a raw energy and tension, seething horns and raucous rhythm sections took to the clubs. Primary exponents were the African American musicians Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk.