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The Year in Jazz: 1958

1958 was a stellar year for jazz, with brilliant recordings by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat Cole, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie.
We look at the headlines of the NYTimes for each session as we go month to month, adding history to the music, to get a picture of a singularly amazing moment in jazz’s evolution.