Photo: Harmon Killebrew

Jazz Sunday: Dr. Jazz by Jelly Roll Morton

August 14, 2011

Dr. Jazz was recorded by Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers for Victor Records on December 16, 1926.

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The Stars & Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa

The Stars & Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa

July 4, 2011

The New York Philharmonic performs John Philip Sousa’s patriotic march, The Stars & Stripes Forever.

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James Reese Europe & The Hellfighters

Jazz Sunday: James Reese Europe & The Hellfighters

May 8, 2011

James Reese Europe was an American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer. He was the leading figure on the African American music scene of New York City in the 1910s.

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Jazz Sunday: Some Of These Days by Benny Waters

May 1, 2011

In the summer of 1982 The Hot Antic Jazz Band played a concert in the town of Uzes just west of Avignon in the southern part of France and alto jazz legend Benny Waters joined them.

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Basilica Block Party Lineup

Jazz Sunday: Premier Bal by Sidney Bechet

March 27, 2011

Famous soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet plays his composition Premier Bal backed by French pianist Claude Bolling’s Orchestra.

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Throwback Thursday: Si Tu N'étais Pas Là By Fréhel

January 20, 2011

A fan-made music video for Si Tu N’étais Pas Là By Fréhel using scenes from the movie Amelie, for which the song appears on the soundtrack.

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Friday Night Blues: St. Louis Blues by Bessie Smith

January 14, 2011

Blues great Bessie Smith sings St. Louis Blues.

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Jazz Sunday: The Joint Is Jumpin' by Fats Waller

December 19, 2010

Fats Waller performs The Joint Is Jumpin’ from the 1941 movie of the same name.

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