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Honor Society: The Importance of Tributes in Jazz

The future of the jazz tradition is a future of techniques, influences, instruments, cultural exchanges, audiences, clubs, festivals, distribution, copyright, broadcasting and education. All that. But I think it is also probably a future of creative honoring. By honoring greatness, of the elders and the departed, I’m not talking so much about official or institutional … Read More “Honor Society: The Importance of Tributes in Jazz”

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Once in a Standard: The Savory Collection

Four years ago, when the first items from William Savory’s collection of jazz audio were restored and shared by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, one of them was a recording, from a broadcast by the Mutual Broadcasting System radio network, of Coleman Hawkins performing “Body and Soul.” This was in 1940, at New York’s … Read More “Once in a Standard: The Savory Collection”

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