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January 25, 2011

 

Roy Eldridge Spotlite 3

Portrait of Little Jazz: A Centennial Tribute to Roy Eldridge

He could split the stratosphere with his high notes, play you sweet and low with his ballads--and woe to any other trumpeter who showed up ready to jam.

August 18, 2010

 

Coleman Hawkins

Mosaic Records In Discussions To Release Savory Collection

The New York Times reports that the reissue label is in talks with the National Jazz Museum to release music from the William Savory collection on CD.

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