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Buck Clayton trumpet

Swinging with Trumpeter Buck Clayton

Jazz trumpet player Buck Clayton is best known for his role in the early years of the Count Basie orchestra and sensitive accompaniment to Billie

FARGO G Band 1 color

Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra Live!

Live concerts, location recordings and broadcast transcriptions of Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra from 1940 to 1963 reveal a distinctive body of work separate

Frank Chace The Hunt Club

Frank Chace: Jazz Clarinet Legend

Frank Chace was admired for his expressive clarinet style in a lineage from Chicago jazz of the 1920s and ‘30s. Little-known but intensely creative, his

Jam Session de Paris Franz etal NYC 1943

James P. Johnson: Forgotten Musical Genius

The music of early Jazz piano player James P. Johnson, the creator of Harlem Stride Piano, is explored in this award-winning production. Actor Peter Coyote

Lashley Hadlock Tiburon 1985

Barbara Lashley, A Love Affair with Song

“It was always hard to believe, for most of us who worked with Barbara, that any jazz singer could be that sweet and that uncomplicated.She


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