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Metropolitan Opera House has its first jazz concert in 1944

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The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts Esquire Jazz Concert, which included Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman.
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Songs We Love: Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, 'Backbone'

Songs We Love: Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, 'Backbone' | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
The first-ever gig of the most influential jazz big band of the last 50 years has emerged. It lays complex arrangements over simple blues forms. It also swings like crazy.
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Frank Foster- Rhythm Changes at Wellesley College

Balls-out performance on 4.10.85 by the group, with great solos by Frank, Kenny and Teri-Lynn Frank Foster-Tenor Sax Kenny Barron-Piano Rufus Reid-Bass Teri-...
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Horace Parlan: Us Three (1960) Blue Note - MM33

Horace Parlan: Us Three (1960) Blue Note - MM33 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Selection: US Three (Parlan) . Artists: Horace Parlan (piano) George Tucker (bass) Al Harewood (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 20, 1960 Music: "Us Three's title track  bristles with a funky wail that characterized Parlan’s forays on such Mingus works as “Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting” and “Better Get It In Yo’…
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How Wee Became Allen's Alley

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Several years before drummer Denzil Best wrote Move, he came up with a catchy bebop line known as Wee. Where Wee was conceived by Best and how it was named is not known to me. But shortly after it made...
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Horace Silver At Antibes

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Saxophonist Gary Foster sent a link to video from a Facebook post of a seldom seen or heard performance by Horace Silver (pictured). At the 1964 Antibes Jazz Festival in Juan les Pins, France, Silv…
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Jazz Plus Plus: Festival de Jazz de Cannes 1958: Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Fitzgerald et son trio au Festival de Jazz de Cannes en 1958. Ella Fitzgerald (voc), Lou Levy (p), René Goldstein (b), J.C. Heard (dr) How Long Has This Been Going On ?

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Lee Morgan: Lee-way (1960) Blue Note

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Selection: The Lion and the Wolff (tk.17) No need to guess the dedication, Alfred and Francis,  but it took a lot of takes to get it right, take seventeen. Who's counting, the boss is paying. Artists: Lee Morgan (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van…
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A Graffiti Artist | Mosaic Records

A Graffiti Artist | Mosaic Records | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it

A Graffiti Artist
Thanks to photographers Rudy Lu and Pierre Charavet for sharing this picture. They couldn’t identify the photographer. Can you help? -Nick Moy ...

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Jay & Kai Plus 6: 1956

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Since we're on the subject this week of multiple instruments of the same stripe working together, let's dig one of the best albums of trombones —Jay & Kay + 6, produced by George Avakian over three dates in April 1956...
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Jazz History Quiz #80

Jazz History Quiz #80 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Throughout his career, this saxophonist was known as the “Vice Prez” because he sounded so similar to Lester Young. Who was he?
Earl Bostic
Paul Quinichette
Ben Webster
Coleman Hawkins…
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Armstrong and Jordan: Two Sides

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In August 1950, trumpeter Louis Armstrong and alto saxophonist Louis Jordan record two sides together as a duet. Their pairing by Decca producer Milt Gabler was natural, since both superstars were signed to the label at the time. The recordings—Life...
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Big Bands only: Woody Herman Big Band (1976 - Londres)

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Le Woody Herman Big Band au Club de Ronnie Scott à Londres en 1976

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RAY CHARLES – In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) (1963, HD)

playlist RAY CHARLES https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0gdlqq-KEzQW4dG1dLmp4Wmrk18f7EpO Kontakt sowie eigene Klavierstücke unter http://www.wladis-klavier.de Contact and own piano pieces under http://www.wladis-klavier.de Nur für den privaten Gebrauch. Kommerzielle Nutzung ist ausgeschlossen. DISCLAIMER: All photos, stills, clips and music are copyrighted to their respective owners. No infringement intended.
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Half-Dozen Rosemary Clooneys

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Rosemary Clooney was a bandleader's singer. On record, she could swing, she had intonation and she sounded extraordinarily relaxed and comfortable with herself, which is partly why Bing Crosby loved her so much. The other part is she seemed fun...
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Jazz History Quiz #82

Jazz History Quiz #82 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Prior to Jack Teagarden, this trombonist — who gained a strong reputation playing with the Original Memphis Five and Red Nichols — was the most advanced in jazz. He eventually went on …
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Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis & Paquito D'Rivera

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Pascal created a poster on checkthis, the most beautiful way to create and share stunning posters with friends and family.
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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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Hank Mobley: Poppin' (1957) King Records

Hank Mobley: Poppin' (1957) King Records | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Stereo that never was... Selection: Poppin' - as published, in Stereo Or, as intended: Repeat Selection: Poppin' - channels summed (50/50 "mono") Artists: Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Art Farmer (trumpet) Sonny Clark (piano) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)recorded  October 20th,1957, Hackensack N.J. Music Set your watches please for 1957. Russia launches Sputnik 1,…
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Jazz History Quiz #81

Jazz History Quiz #81 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
This saxophonist – best known for his Blue Note soul-jazz jams of the 1960s – replaced John Coltrane in Earl Bostic’s early R&B/jazz band, played in Max Roach’s band aft…
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The Mighty Arnett Cobb

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Known as the "Wild Man of the Tenor Sax," Arnett Cobb began his recording career with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra in 1943. He quickly became one of the band's stars, and his solos were eagerly awaited by audiences. But Cobb...
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Big Bands only: Count Basie & his Orchestra (1974-Prague)

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L'orchestre de Count Basie à Prague en octobre 1974.

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Mel Tormè With Woody Herman – 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival – Past...

Mel Tormè With Woody Herman – 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival – Past... | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Mel Tormè with Woody Herman - live at The Monterey Jazz Festival 1970 - Gordon Skene Sound Collection - Mel Tormè this weekend. Along with Woody Herman's Third Herd, tearing it up at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival. Dubbed The Velvet Fog for good reason... #albertfinney #christmas #christmasmusic
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Canadian jazz star Paul Bley dies aged 83

Canadian jazz star Paul Bley dies aged 83 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
The jazz pianist was acclaimed for his innovation and virtuosic skills across a six-decade career
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