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June 14, 2011

 

Ella Fitzgerald

Chick Webb And Ella Fitzgerald Mosaic Set On The Way

A hard-swinging big band paired with a jazz legend in the making.

February 28, 2011

 

Coleman Hawkins

New Coleman Hawkins Mosaic, Updates On Lunceford And Rivers

News about new and forthcoming box sets from the premier jazz reissue label.

January 18, 2008

 

Mike Fitzgerald’s Jazz Discography Project

Jazz LPJazz scholar Mike Fitzgerald, co-author of the Gigi Gryce biography Rat Race Blues, has been leading an effort to build a wonderful online jazz discography resource for the past several years. Recently he added 50 more leader discographies to his website, including pages for…

October 29, 2007

 

Charles Tolliver Mosaic Select

Charles Tolliver on Strata East in the Early 1970s

Strata East: where adventurous hardbop went in the 1970s.

July 8, 2006

 

Vibin’: Roy Ayers in the 1960s

Roy AyersHe’s been called “the godfather of acid jazz” and modern-day hiphoppers refer to him as “The Icon Man,” but before his R & B success in the 1970s vibraphonist Roy Ayers was renowned by his colleagues for his 1960s jazz performances…

January 21, 2006

 

Charlies Tolliver on Strata East in the Early 1970s

Charles TolliverIn the early 1970s, as recording opportunities for more adventurous hard-bop musicians dried up, trumpeter Charles Tolliver and pianist Stanley Cowell started their own label, Strata East, partly in order to document the activities of their quartet Music Inc. The aesthetic results were in some ways an extension of…

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