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Fletcher Henderson A Study in Frustration
Fletcher Henderson: A Study in Frustration (Poll Winners [originally Columbia], 1961) [recorded between 1923 and 1928]

The shape and sound of big-band jazz is largely Fletcher Henderson’s doing. A Study in Frustration (so named because he never got the fame and fortune he deserved) captures the bands and arrangements that would define an era, along with breakthrough recordings by Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter, and a brash young New Orleanian trumpeter they called “Satchelmouth.” MICHAEL J. WEST

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