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Eddie Condon’s rhythm guitar playing wasn’t just heard, it was felt.

Jazz 100 - Eddie Condon
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Five letters sum up Count Basie’s contribution to 1930s jazz - S-W-I-N-G - and for the next fifty years his bands not only swung, they made tunes such as April in Paris the evocative sound of celebration.

Jazz 100 - Count Basie
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The man who gave jazz its indelible motto – “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” – will never be replaced.

Jazz 100 - Duke Ellington
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Louis Armstrong is the most important, most influential figure in jazz history, he was one of the first jazz soloists and was largely responsible for transforming jazz from an ensemble-based vernacular music into an art form that championed individual expression, invention and virtuosity.

Jazz 100 - Louis Armstrong
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Hot 8 Brass Band

24 May 2017

Hot 8 Brass Band release a new live video. Their press accolades include: “No band provides the fabled “fatback” groove like the Hot 8 Brass Band… superb”

Hot 8 Brass Band
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Jazz 100

23 May 2017

The year 1917 is a landmark in jazz.

Jazz 100
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