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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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If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the new self-titled album from Naomi & Her Handsome Devils - she and the band swing the heck out of the entire album.  Top-notch production quality too.  Check out this fantastic lineup of quality musicians:

Naomi Uyama - Vocals 

Adrian Cunningham - Tenor Sax and Clarinet 

Matt Musselman - Trombone 

Jake Sanders - Guitar 

Jared Engel - Bass 

Dalton Ridenhour - Piano 

Jeremy Noller - Drums

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Even if you don’t know Doc Pomus by name, you know the songs of one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock ‘n’ roll era, including “Lonely Avenue,” “Viva Las Vegas,” “This Magic Moment,” and the iconic “Save the Last Dance for Me.” Pomus helped Roomful land its first record…

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Jimmy Rushing, Vocals and Saxophone(?)

Jimmy Rushing never did play alto sax, but he does here in this humorous Soundie.

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Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson Together: Boogie Woogie Dream

Albert Ammons (the one with the dancing eyebrows) and Pete Johnson execute a killin’ duet on Boogie Woogie Dream, so named because it is from a dream sequence in this short film featuring Lena Horne. The pianistically easiest thing about boogie woogie is hardest element in execution. Check out how they lock into a tempo with their left hands and create a deep, solid groove over which they dance with their right hands. Talk about locking in the tempo….

-Michael Cuscuna