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February 3, 2015


Singer Helen Forrest with Harry James

Voice Of The Big Bands: Helen Forrest

At the height of the swing era there was one singer who starred with three of the biggest of the big bands—Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James.

April 19, 2008


Lionel Hampton Story Album Cover

Small Group Hamp: Celebrating The Centenary Of Lionel Hampton

Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton is celebrated this week with selections from a new Mosaic Records anthology of his late-1930s small group recordings.

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First Fusion: Jazz-Rock Before Bitches Brew

cover for the Free Spirits' Out Of Sight And Sound LP

In the late 1960s, young musicians such as The Free Spirits, the Fourth Way, and other now-forgotten fusioneers made the first attempts to blend jazz with rock.

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