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Coleman Hawkins got it in him one day to stray from the jazz norm, and he opened the door for a new style of music. Hawkins played tenor sax, which wasn’t really recognized as a jazz instrument until he helped make it one. Body and Soul, heard here from 1939, signaled a stylistic change in jazz; ...April 12, 2021
Chances are you think of Houdini as the Father of Modern Magic…and you’re only one letter off.April 9, 2021
The first copyrighted film was not a comedy, a thriller, but a…(ahem)…bodily functionApril 8, 2021
Most kids take their piano lessons at school, or at a neighbor’s house. But Hazel Scott was always a bit above “chopsticks”.April 7, 2021
Couples sway to the music, hand in hand, step matched for measured step. But we’re not in Austria, or Vienna…we’re in Ponce, Puerto RicoApril 6, 2021
Everyone knows John Philip Sousa for his marches. And, okay, so….yes, this is a march too, but so much more.April 1, 2021
Artie Shaw sure knew how to surround himself with the right crowd.March 31, 2021