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Archive for September 2015

September 7, 2015


Sonny Rollins on the bridge

Crossing The Bridge: The Return Of Sonny Rollins

In 1961 saxophonist Sonny Rollins returned from a two-year sabbatical, forming new musical alliances as he plunged into a shifting and vibrant jazz landscape.

September 24, 2015


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

First Fusion: Jazz-Rock Before Bitches Brew

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.

September 24, 2015


Photo of pianist James P. Johnson

Mosaic Is Releasing A James P. Johnson Set

The set will chronicle Johnson's career on record from the early years of the Harlem Renaissance to the World War II era.

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