Jazz at The Philharmonic was a great success for Norman Granz and one the most famous was the concert with Charlie Parker soloing on 'Body and Soul'. No one wanted to solo after him..hear why.
There's some remasters from the UK with Buddy Rich and saxophonist Dick Morrissey. Hear one of Ray Charles' big hits with a jazz big band from his classic Genius+Soul=Jazz album plus recent releases from Alister Spence and Abel Cross and his Neo Bop Quintet.
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Arthur "Art" Tatum, Jr. (/ˈteɪtəm/, October 13, 1909 - November 5, 1956) was an American jazz pianist and virtuoso who played with phenomenal facility despite being nearly blind from birth. Tatum is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and he was a major influence on later generations of jazz pianists. He was hailed for the technical proficiency of his...
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