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January 25, 2019

 

Blossom Dearie On Verve

A spotlight this week on Blossom Dearie’s six exemplary albums recorded between 1956 and 1960.

August 3, 2018

 

Norman Granz: The Jazz Advocate

A centennial celebration of Norman Granz, concert promoter, record label owner, and one of the biggest civil rights activists in jazz in the 1940s and 50s.

June 23, 2017

 

Dave Lambert Centennial

We celebrate the centennial of a cult figure in the world of vocal jazz, bop singer and arranger Dave Lambert.

April 28, 2017

 

Ella Fitzgerald On Verve

In honor of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial on April 25, 2017, we look at the singer's work for Verve records, where she recorded her famous songbook series.

April 21, 2017

 

Ella Fitzgerald On Decca

The early years of Ella Fitzgerald, as she established herself as one of the greatest big band vocalists and jazz singers of all time.

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In the 1950s and 60s the race for space loomed large in the cultural imagination, and jazz artists such as Duke Ellington and Sun Ra picked up on the theme.

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