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Mosaic to Release Johnny Richards, Freddie Slack Sets

Mosaic announced the release of two boxed sets earlier this week, one featuring the work of Johnny Richards and the other featuring Freddie Slack. Both are limited editions of 5,000 copies so grab ’em while they’re hot. You know, like you do Krispy Kremes.

While Richards is best known for his work arranging and composing for Stan Kenton, he was also prolific at film scoring, a trait no doubt learned as Victor Young’s assistant at Paramount Studios. During the 1940s, he eventually combined his taste for dissonance with his knowledge and passion for Latin rhythms – a byproduct of his Mexican heritage – into his own unique jazz sound.

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