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    Patti Page: Land of Hi-Fi

    Written by Marc Myers

    Thursday, 30 March 2017 09:47

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    On Monday and Tuesday, May 7 and 8, in 1956, singer Patti Page was in Hollywood recording a jazz-pop album arranged by Pete Rugolo with a crowd of the finest jazz studio musicians in town.

    Harold McNair: Flute & Nut

    001bea0cHarold McNair is barely known today. Yet he was one of the prettiest and most exciting modern flutists of the late 1960s and very early '70s.

    Clifford Scott: Out Front

    Written by Marc Myers

    Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:20

    BbbbbbJazz fans view the saxophone narrowly. What I mean is that we tend to think of the reed instrument in a straight line from Frankie Trumbauer in the '20s and Benny Carter and Bud Freeman in the '30s to Chu Berry, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter.

    Pete Magadini: Bones Blues

    Written by Marc Myers

    Monday, 27 March 2017 10:04

    R-2765422-1300036313.jpegThe 1970s were a no-man's land for acoustic jazz. The rise of album rock, arena concerts and electronic instruments led to the growing popularity of psychedelic jazz-rock fusion and funk, especially on college campuses.

    Oscar Dennard: Phantom Pianist

    Written by Marc Myers

    Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:25

    91NYpXBzrvL._SL1500_Precious little is known about Oscar Dennard. A gifted pianist with octopus hands and superb time, Dennard made far too few recordings and wasn't alive long enough to be fully appreciated or interviewed for articles or album liner notes.

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