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October 20, 2017

 

Front cover of Dizzy Gillespie Savoy LP

Diggin’ Diz: A Musical Portrait Of Dizzy Gillespie In The 1940s

Celebrating the early years of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in honor of his centennial.

July 21, 2017

 

The book jacket for Paul Combs' biography of jazz musician Tadd Dameron

Our Delight: The Music Of Tadd Dameron

Exploring the life and compositions of "the architect of bop."

February 3, 2017

 

Front cover of Mosaic Records Savoy set

Boppin’ On Savoy: Bebop And Savoy Records In The Late 1940s

On fire in the late Forties: one label's contribution to a sea-change in jazz.

December 14, 2016

 

Cover of Toshiko Akiyoshi's tribute to Bud Powell

Bud’s Buds: Barry Harris And Toshiko Akiyoshi

In 1929 two future jazz piano greats were born thousands of miles but just days apart. Both would go on to develop their art under the influence of Bud Powell.

December 7, 2016

 

Cover of LP documenting Dizzy Gillespie's 1948 Pleyel jazz concert.

Bebop Comes To Europe

Continental bop: in the years following the end of World War II, European jazz lovers embraced the new music coming from America.

October 12, 2016

 

Cover of The Jazz Scene LP

Norman Granz’s Jazz Scene

An anthology that helped to elevate the artistic stature of jazz.

July 15, 2016

 

cover of Savoy bebop LP

Mosaic Records Is Releasing A Savoy Bebop Set

Coming soon: a ten-disc set of classic late-1940s bebop.

July 13, 2016

 

Cover of Roy Haynes CYMBALISM album

Snap, Crackle And Swing: Young Roy Haynes

Drummer Roy Haynes' career reads like a roll-call of jazz history. Hear him with Lester Young, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and others.

January 6, 2016

 

A photo of 1940s jazz hipster figure Harry Gibson.

Hipsters, Flipsters, And On-The-Scenesters

Kickin' the gong around with Minnie, McVouty, Freddie, and other assorted jazzniks.

January 4, 2016

 

CD covers from the first batch of Xanadu reissues.

Best Historical Jazz Releases 2015: The Year The Seventies Broke

A bitchin' brew of hardbop, fusion, vocal, and hot-swinging jazz.

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