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January 10, 2016

 

The LP cover for pianist Elmo Hope's Meditations

Hope Lives: A Portrait Of Elmo Hope

Exploring the life and music of an unheralded pianist and composer from the hardbop era.

September 23, 2010

 

Curtis Counce

Goin’ Up: Space Age Jazz

In the 1950s and 60s the race for space loomed large in the cultural imagination, and jazz artists such as Duke Ellington and Sun Ra picked up on the theme.

June 11, 2005

 

Decca Jazz Studio 1 and 2

Decca jazz studioIn the early 1950s Decca responded to Clef/Verve jazz impresario Norman Granz’s Jam Sessions releases with a series of “Jazz Studio” titles. We’ll hear “Tenderly” from Jazz Studio 1, which featured lengthy numbers much in the manner of the Granz records; soloists include tenor saxophonists Frank Foster and Paul Quinichette (aka “the Vice-Prez,” so called for the…

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Peggy Lee, The Singer-Songwriter

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Miss Peggy Lee was one of the biggest singing stars of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and she also wrote many of her popular tunes.

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