Benny Goodman Sextet - “AC/DC Current” from Charlie Christian: The Genius of the Electric Guitar (Amazon MP3)

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Carlos Sampayo and José Muñoz did a Billie Holiday biocomic in 1991

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Ellington All-Stars: C-Jam Blues

An absolutely delicious version of “C-Jam Blues” performed by an Ellington small group (an All-Star Octet) at the Sanremo Jazz Festival in Italy on March 22 1964. Rolf Ericson, Lawrence Brown, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Bibi Rovére (bass), and Sam Woodyard make up the group.

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Big Sid Catlett: the Essentials
Technically, musically and visually the outstanding drummer Sid Catlett was perfectly adaptable for any band small or large. Drummerworld shares some essential film clips plus the live recorded concert of the Esquire All American Jazz Band featuring Big Sid.
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Big Sid Catlett: the Essentials

Technically, musically and visually the outstanding drummer Sid Catlett was perfectly adaptable for any band small or large. Drummerworld shares some essential film clips plus the live recorded concert of the Esquire All American Jazz Band featuring Big Sid.

-Scott Wenzel
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Duke Ellington - “Hollywood Hangover” from The Duke 1945: Mood Indigo (Amazon MP3)

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Jess Stacy: Swing Pianist Extraordinaire, Often forgotten

Jess Stacy is well known for his momentous solo on “Sing, Sing, Sing” from Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall concert. But he seems to be a forgotten figure these days and unrightfully so. JazzWax shines a well deserved spotlight on the great Stacy.

-Scott Wenzel

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Jess Stacy: Swing Pianist Extraordinaire, Often forgotten

Jess Stacy is well known for his momentous solo on “Sing, Sing, Sing” from Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall concert. But he seems to be a forgotten figure these days and unrightfully so. JazzWax shines a well deserved spotlight on the great Stacy.

-Scott Wenzel
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Django Reinhardt’s Triumphant Visit to New York
Django Reinhardt’s visit to America in 1946 was big news and was touring mostly with the Ellington band. From jerryjazzmusician comes this collection of anecdotes from this legendary pairing.
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Django Reinhardt’s Triumphant Visit to New York

Django Reinhardt’s visit to America in 1946 was big news and was touring mostly with the Ellington band. From jerryjazzmusician comes this collection of anecdotes from this legendary pairing.

-Scott Wenzel
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