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January 29, 2005

 

Boppin’ in Beantown

A look at the late-1940s and early-1950s Boston jazz scene.

October 9, 2004

 

Inception: McCoy Tyner On Impulse

McCoy TynerPianist McCoy Tyner joined John Coltrane’s group at the age of 22 in 1960 and signed with Impulse not long after Coltrane moved to the label in 1961. Over the next four years Tyner would record seven albums as a leader for Impulse, most often in the trio format that was seen as being both commercially favorable and a chance to showcase him in a setting different from the Coltrane quartet. Though Tyner’s playing on these records is considered…

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Benny Goodman and the Singers

Portrait of Benny Goodman, 400 Restaurant, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

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