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Lawrence "Bud" Freeman was known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet. His smooth and full tenor sax style with a heavy robust swing was the only strong alternative to Coleman Hawkins' harder toned approach, until the arrival of Lester Young whom Freeman had allegedly influenced [1] (although Young himself denied this, citing Frank Trumbauer as his main influence). One of the original members of the Austin High School Gang which began in 1922, Freeman played the C-melody saxophone alongside his other band members such as Jimmy McPartland and Frank Teschemacher before switching to tenor saxophone two years later

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News: Music Industry

Dick Hyman and Austin High Revisited

Dick Hyman and Austin High Revisited

In 1922, five white high-school teens started a jazz revolution. All attended Austin High School on Chicago's West Side and were mad about jazz—the jazz that came up to the city from New Orleans in 1920. That's when Prohibition led to bootlegging, organized crime, and speakeasies and clubs run by gangsters who needed exciting music to ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Eddie Sauter: A Wider Focus

Read "Eddie Sauter: A Wider Focus" reviewed by Chris May


For many people, composer and arranger Eddie Sauter's reputation begins and ends with Stan Getz's Focus (Verve, 1962). The album is, indeed, a masterpiece. But it is only one of the pinnacles of Sauter's career, which started during the swing era. Nor is Focus Sauter's only collaboration with Getz. The partnership continued with the less widely ...

Article: Interview

Maurizio Giammarco: Una musica che ci rende più umani

Read "Maurizio Giammarco: Una musica che ci rende più umani" reviewed by Paolo Marra


Il sassofonista Maurizio Giammarco ha presentato 11 Gennaio in prima assoluta al Teatro Studio Borgna il suo nuovo lavoro dal titolo Only Human nell'ambito del Recording Studio, la rassegna che dà la possibilità al pubblico di assistere alla registrazione dal vivo dei dischi prodotti dell'etichetta Parco Della Musica Records. Il titolo del disco ...

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Article: Under the Radar

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part I: New Orleans and Chicago

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part I: New Orleans and Chicago" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Marching bands, ragtime music, and the blues, were all well-entrenched and spreading up the Mississippi River Valley from New Orleans at the beginning of the twentieth century. Dixieland was the popular music staple and with the all-white Original Dixieland Jass Band recording the first jazz side, “Livery Stable Blues," in 1917, an original musical language was ...

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News: Event

Brownie Speaks At Newport! A Special Night Of Film And Music

Brownie Speaks At Newport! A Special Night Of Film And Music

Brownie Speaks at Newport: July 30, 2015, 7:30pm (Eve of the Newport Jazz Festival) at the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center (49 Touro Street Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840). Free and open to the public. “Now it’s our pleasure to present a young man who has astounded the jazz world with his amazing talent in ...

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News: Radio

"Crazy Rhythm:" Red Nichols And His Five Pennies This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

"Crazy Rhythm:" Red Nichols And His Five Pennies This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz the Jim Cullum Jazz Band tells the story of Red Nichols and his Five Pennies, illustrated with numerous historical recordings of Nichols and the ensembles he led. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows at the ...

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News: Radio

Eddie Condon: Renaissance Man Of Jazz This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Eddie Condon: Renaissance Man Of Jazz This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz: photographer, author and record producer Hank O’Neal, who collaborated on Eddie Condon’s Scrapbook of Jazz talks about the Condon legacy. Eddie’s daughter Maggie Condon shares her wealth of memories. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows ...

News: Radio

Jim Cullum Jazz Band Live From Stanford This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Jim Cullum Jazz Band Live From Stanford This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band presents a collection of early jazz classics from New Orleans and beyond. It's a summer concert captured live at the Stanford Jazz Workshop with Evan Christopher on clarinet. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band brings a fresh approach to its classic repertoire. The program is distributed in ...

News: Radio

Tribute To Henry "Red" Allen This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Tribute To Henry "Red" Allen This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week, Riverwalk Jazz pays tribute to Henry ‘Red’ Allen, one of the last great trumpeters to come out of New Orleans in the 1920s. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can be streamed on-demand from the Riverwalk Jazz website. You can also drop in on ...


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