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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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Portrait Of Jimmy Heath: The Riverside Years

LP cover for saxophonist Jimmy Heath's TRIPLE THREAT.

Jimmy Heath was off the jazz scene for much of the 1950s, but he returned to make a string of albums that cemented his reputation as a composer and a player.

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