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July 23 • Vol. 19

Monty Alexander

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Jammin´ The Blues (1944)

Jammin’ the Blues is a 1944 American short film in which several prominent jazz musicians got together for a rare filmed jam session. It features Lester Young, Red Callender, Harry Edison, Marlowe Morris, Sid Catlett, Barney Kessel, Jo Jones, John Simmons, Illinois Jacquet, Marie Bryant and Archie Savage.

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‘It’s a Risk for Everybody’: Why a Jazz Pianist Chose to Perform | New York Times | July 20, 2020 by John Marchese

More than four months after his last public performance, the Grammy-winning artist Bill Charlap played at a storied Pennsylvania club, a glimpse into what may be the new normal for musicians.

blast from the past

30 Years Ago, Red Rodney and his Quintet performed at the W. 79th St. Rotunda for Jazz Forum Arts’ Riverside Park Arts Festival, featuring Chris Potter, Garry Dial, Jay Anderson & Jimmy Madison.
– Mark Morganelli

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