Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Old Jazz, New Bottles

Mr. Thomas Wright WallerThe Times has a piece this morning about the "Savory collection"-a series of radio broadcasts from the '30s, many never heard since, recorded by engineer William Savory and including performances from Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Bunny Berigan, among others. The collection has been acquired by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, which is now digitizing the performances. This is the kind of thing that makes jazz fans moisten their undergarments, and for good reason: Take a listen to the four minute blues improvisation by Armstrong, Fats Waller and Jack Teagarden available here and imagine what else this 1000-disc collection is going to yield. Get excited.

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[Boots up Audio Hijack.]

Art Yucko (#1,321)

-tell me about it-

keisertroll (#1,117)

Most importantly, we can now hear all four of Rudy Huxtable's grandpas play at once.

Jane Hu (#5,833)

This is just the best.

gotham (#1,572)

I am guilty of the said wetting of panties when I heard about this yesterday. so SO excited!

Chazerim (#532)

Stompin' At The Savory?

Matt (#26)

The illustration choice is appreciated.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

it's one thing when Diddy pops into a jam sesh with Miles, but Tracy Morgan tickling the keys gets us talking every time.

keisertroll (#1,117)

I still get all 8,000 discs for just one penny, right?

Mindpowered (#948)

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This is very good news.

After years of languishing there is a renaissance in early jazz finds.

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