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Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Mosaic Set, Bud Powell Bio Update

Long yellow road*Mosaic Records will release a three-CD Select set of mid-1970s RCA Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin big-band recordings later this year.

*I can say with confidence that Peter Pullman’s long-awaited Bud Powell biography has taken a big step towards finally achieving publication–more details soon, hopefully.

Elsewhere around the jazz blogosphere this past week:

*Marc Myers wraps up a monumental interview with jazz vocal legend Chris Connor

*Doug Ramsey notes the passing of arranger Bill Finegan

*Jazz.com interviews pianist Brad Mehldau

*Trumpeter Dave Douglas discusses his silent-film-and-jazz project with NPR

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