Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

More Savory

Awl pal Seth Colter Walls talks to the executive director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, whose recent purchase of a series of radio broadcasts from the '30s, many never heard since, caused so much excitement here. There are also some new audio excerpts, including performances from Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton. Do check it out.

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MatthewGallaway (#1,239)

Interesting perspective on the commercial potential of jazz and how old recordings can get mired in draconian copyright laws.

petejayhawk (#1,249)

Huh, I thought the big national jazz museum was in KC. Turns out that's the American Jazz Museum, not the National Jazz Museum. I wonder if they ever get in fights.

HiredGoons (#603)

Slightly related, but worth having!

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