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villes ville: Mount Angel Abbey Library - Duke Ellington

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Ellington at Mount Angel Abbey Library dedication
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villes ville: Quebec 49

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Duke Ellington & his Full Band Original Autographs, Quebec Sept. 11, 1949 PROGRAMME SOUVENIR - DUKE ELLINGTON LA TOUR QUEBEC 11 SEPT. 1949 What a find... from a French Canadian estate the Original program No.

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LOUIS IN LEICESTER, ENGLAND, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1934 . . . AND . . . !

LOUIS IN LEICESTER, ENGLAND, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1934 . . . AND . . . ! | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
We know that Louis Armstrong visited Europe -- once in summer 1932 (England and Scotland) and for a longer time in 1933 and 1934 (England, Scandinavia, Denmark, Holland, France).  Newspaper reports exist, as do the first airshots and the famous 1933 film footage. But I hadn't known that Louis and his band had paid a…
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Louis Armstrong

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Exclusive: Bill Evans Interview

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A few weeks ago I received an email from two ardent Bill Evans fans. James Farber and Larry Goldbert wrote to say they had interviewed Evans back in 1976 for a radio station in Madison, Wis., and asked if I...
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TASTES: ART PEPPER: Here's a Jolly Track to Warm Your Winter: November FREEBIE "Vanguard Max" with ART PEPPER, GEORGE CABLES, GEORGE MRAZ, ELVIN JONES

TASTES: ART PEPPER: Here's a Jolly Track to Warm Your Winter: November FREEBIE "Vanguard Max" with ART PEPPER, GEORGE CABLES, GEORGE MRAZ, ELVIN JONES | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it

When Art was recording the wonderful Straight Life album for Fantasy/Galaxy, the pianist Tommy Flanagan had a slight problem with Art’s tune “Make a List (Make a Wish)”. The arrangement seemed unnecessarily complex to him. At least that’s what I surmised based on an ironic one-liner he tossed out. Art went over the chart with him. It took a while. When Art finished explaining the arrangement, Flanagan asked, “And then what do we do?” Art said, “Then we blow.” 

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Rex Stewart in Europe (1947/1948)

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  Rex Stewart. Photo: Gottlieb In Otto Flückiger's collection I found some nice souvenirs from Rex Stewart's late 1947 / early 1948 european concerts. The most beautiful item is a program from the ...
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A Collection of Sun Ra’s Business Cards from the 1950s: They’re Out of This World

A Collection of Sun Ra’s Business Cards from the 1950s: They’re Out of This World | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
One of the hardest things to master as an independent musician is the art of promotion.
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John Coltrane on Giant Steps | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios

"I want to be the force which is truly for good." - John Coltrane in 1966, as told Frank Kofsky One afternoon in November 1966, Frank Kofsky took the train o...
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Mason City, Iowa - Duke Ellington

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Bill Evans' 'Kind of Blue' Notes

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Most jazz fans know that pianist Bill Evans wrote the liner notes that appear on the back of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.
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THE INK HAS FADED BUT THE MUSIC REMAINS (1948-9)

THE INK HAS FADED BUT THE MUSIC REMAINS (1948-9) | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
From an eBay seller -- here is the link to the picture below -- comes this photograph of Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard, and Sidney Catlett in action, autographed by Louis, Sid, Ear...
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One Night Stand: the night Tubby blew with Duke

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Had you been present at The Royal Festival Hall on the night of 15 February, 1964,for the first night of the Ellington band's you  would have witnessed - and for one night only - the sight of sound of Tubby Hayes in the saxophone section.
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