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Betty Carter: I'm Yours, You're Mine

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Coming up in the shadow of Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter realized early on there was no point competing on that terrain, and slowly but surely eked out one of her own. Carter's vocal world has been one of ferocious scat and luxuriously slow ballads, of relentless swing and angular melodic lines unafraid to ...

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Michelle Rosewoman: Spirit

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Michelle Rosewoman's musical interests are broad enough to have kept her from developing a clear image in the crowded jazz marketplace. She has recorded acoustic sets with the likes of Steve Coleman and Greg Osby, leads New Yor-Uba, a large ensemble fusing Afro-Cuban music with contemporary jazz, works as an educator with youth choirs, was commissioned ...

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Charlie Parker: The Complete Legendary Rockland Palace Concert

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In the fall of 1952, alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, a cofounder of bebop, was already on the slope of physical decline that led to his death less than two years later. His performances were not always reliable, but he was still capable of superlative playing, as proved by this recording of a concert on September 26 ...


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