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Nancy Wright: Play Date

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When Paul Williams released “The Hucklebuck" in 1949, it not only became a national dance craze, but also started the popularity of the tenor sax players, or the “honkers," during the golden age of rhythm and blues. The honkers had incredible chops and technique, developing a certain style and sound, that was raucous and raw; appreciated ...

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Loren Schoenberg: From Benny Goodman to The Savory Collection

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Saxophonist, band-leader and writer Loren Schoenberg, now Executive Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, spent an interesting childhood and teenager-hood growing up in New Jersey in the 1970s, meeting and befriending both Teddy Wilson and Hank Jones, and ultimately becoming employed by Wilson's famous '30s boss, Benny Goodman. Schoenberg was first an assistant to ...

Garvin Bushell: One Steady Roll

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Garvin Bushell's autobiography, published in 1988, is called Jazz From The Beginning. There's no hyperbole about that title considering he was a musician who worked with both Fletcher Henderson and John Coltrane. This session was recorded later in his life--in California in 1982--and the music hews closer to the Henderson model than it does the Coltrane, ...

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Sammy Price: Sammy Price and the Blues Singers: Vol. 1 (1938-1941), Vol. 2 1939-1949

Read "Sammy Price and the Blues Singers: Vol. 1 (1938-1941), Vol. 2 1939-1949" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Sammy Price, who was active well into his 80's, worked both as a blues and jazz pianist, with special talents in the former genre and quite handy in the latter. This 2-CD set captures Price accompanying a variety of blues singers in his role of house pianist for Decca Records. Some singers here were better than ...