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June 15, 2015


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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 14, 2011


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Jazz From Monterey: 1966

By 1966 the Monterey Jazz Festival was an established institution—but the decade’s winds of change were already starting to blow from the festival’s stage.

June 5, 2011


Randy Weston

The Randy Weston Songbook

From Brooklyn to Africa and back again, Randy Weston has made his mark as a composer.

February 2, 2011


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Hughes’ Blues: The Langston Hughes Songbook

Langston Hughes, songwriter? The celebrated African-American author wrote numerous songs, recorded by Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Gary Bartz, and others.

July 27, 2009


Mingus at the Bohemia

Live At Cafe Bohemia: Hardbop In The Heart Of Greenwich Village

In the 1950s Cafe Bohemia was one of the most happening jazz clubs in New York—a club that caught the vibe of the city's thriving art and intellectual scene.

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Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.

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