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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."

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.

August 16, 2016

 

Cover for Mal Waldron Memorial album

Soul Eyes: The Early Mal Waldron Songbook

Waldron wrote several hundred pieces of music in the late 1950s and early 60s, recorded by the jazz scene's top musicians.

June 15, 2015

 

Melba Liston trombone

Proving Herself: Melba Liston, Arranger And First Lady Of Trombone

Liston was a trailblazer for women in 20th century jazz, a master trombonist and arranger who forged partnerships with some of the music's most key figures.

September 27, 2011

 

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Burning With Bud: Bud Powell Live 1944-1953

The great bebop pianist on the radio and in concert with Cootie Williams, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and as the leader of his own trio.

February 11, 2011

 

James Moody

Blues For Moody: A Musical Remembrance Of James Moody

A musical tribute to the man who gave us "Moody's Mood for Love" and so much more, spanning his bebop origins to his later recordings.

November 30, 2009

 

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Extension: Clare Fischer In The 1960s

For 50 years pianist, composer and bandleader Clare Fischer had one of jazz's most interesting careers, exploring Latin, bossa nova, and other genres.

November 19, 2009

 

Cold War Jazz From The Archives

Companion pieces for this week's "Jazz Impressions of Brubeck" program look at Voice of America jazz DJ Willis Conover & the U.S. State Department's jazz tours.

January 24, 2009

 

Benny Golson

The Benny Golson Songbook

Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson has written some of the most beloved and frequently-played standards in the modern jazz canon.

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