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June 15, 2009

 

Artie Shaw box set

Mosaic Records Releases Artie Shaw Set This Autumn

Mosaic Records has a Shaw set in the works--plus updates on Ellington and Jamal.

June 15, 2009

 

Juneteenth

The Juneteenth Jazz Jamboree

Night Lights offers a jazz tribute to Juneteenth, the African-American holiday marking the end of slavery, with commentary from historian William Wiggins.

April 1, 2009

 

Ellington

Jump For Joy! Ellington Big Band Mosaic Still In The Works

A friend writes to pass along the good news: Mosaic Records is still planning on doing a 1930s Duke Ellington Columbia big-band set.

February 24, 2009

 

Jazz News of Note

This program includes a 1953 interview with Miles Davis, recorded several years before the trumpeter damaged his voice.

September 6, 2008

 

Gerald Wilson

Last Of The Lions: Gerald Wilson

Two of longtime bandleader Gerald Wilson's finest orchestras--his progressive, modernistic 1940s outfit and his 1960s West Coast band.

August 4, 2008

 

Ellington 1940s

On a Turquoise Cloud: Duke Ellington After the War, 1945-47

Ellington kept his orchestra together in a changing economic landscape, continuing to create memorable music and expanding his compositional horizons.

July 12, 2008

 

Paris scene

Jazz Impressions of Paris

Jazz interpretations of the many songs that have been written about the City of Light.

June 22, 2008

 

Jazz Quotes: Allen Lowe

Devilin Tune volume 4Jazz writer and musician Allen Lowe has put together a terrific series of 9-CD sets documenting jazz from 1895 to 1950 called That Devilin’ Tune, which includes his book of the same name. I’ve posted about these sets before, particularly Volume 4, which covers the 1945-1950 period…

June 18, 2008

 

Mosaic New-Release Info Now Up for Dave Liebman, Helen Merrill, More

Dave Liebman MosaicMosaic Records has posted information, including discographies, about new sets featuring Dave Liebman’s Pendelum group and some Helen Merrill jazz-vocal sides on their upcoming releases page, along with more details about the forthcoming early-1950s Oscar Peterson collection.

May 28, 2008

 

Jump for Joy: When Chicago Met the Duke

Duke Ellington's 1941 musical Jump for Joy was a cultural milestone, an assertive, satirical riposte to the servile depictions of African-Americans.

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