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Posts tagged cool jazz

April 12, 2010

 

Birth of the Cool Album Cover

The “Birth Of The Cool” Songbook

Interpretations of the music from a landmark jazz record by Bill Evans, Charlie Parker and others.

December 14, 2009

 

Getz and Brookmeyer

Bob Brookmeyer and Some of His Friends

Bob Brookmeyer, who passed away on December 15, 2011, emerged in the 1950s as a trombonist, composer and arranger steeped in both traditional and modern jazz.

August 31, 2009

 

Chris

Last Of The Vo-Cool School: Chris Connor, 1927-2009

Chris Connor, a vo-cool singer and one of the last living vocalist links to the big band era, has passed away at the age of 81.

August 3, 2009

 

Thornhill & Orch

Claude Thornhill: The Godfather Of Cool

The music and story of a bandleader from Terre Haute, Indiana who helped shape the sound of modern jazz.

May 3, 2008

 

Jazz Impressions of Eurasia

Jazz Impressions Of Brubeck

Music inspired by the Brubeck Quartet's international tours during the height of the Cold War.

April 26, 2008

 

Another Train, Another River: Jimmy Giuffre, 1921-2008

Jimmy Giuffre--a clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer-arranger has passed away at the age of 86.

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Where The Rainbow Hits The Ground: Hoagy Carmichael In Hollywood

Still photo of Hoagy Carmichael and Lauren Bacall in the 1944 film TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT.

Hoagy Carmichael was already a successful songwriter when he moved to Hollywood in 1936, but it was the movies that made him a familiar face to millions.

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