February 26, 1917: the Original Dixieland Jass Band releases the first jazz album. Livery Stable Blues is a huge success and marks the beginning of the history of jazz. Thanks to the invention of the disc, the new genre (in which improvisation plays a key role) continues to develop, to spread and to evolve stylistically from popular entertainment to art music. During these lectures, Marc Van den Hoof and Marc Danval talk about the three-minute masterpieces and the luxury compact disk: 100 years of jazz history.
Charles Loos, piano