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This Historic Day In Music: The Kansas City Five

On Friday, March 18, 1938, record producer John Hammond gathered five Jazz musicians in a New York City recording studio for a recording session. The musicians were: Buck Clayton, trumpet; Eddie Durham, trombone & electric guitar; Freddie Green, rhythm guitar; … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Barney Kessel

Barney Kessel played Jazz on an electric guitar. He was considered by many to be one of the best Jazz guitarists in the post-Charlie Christian decades of the 1950’s, ’60’s and ’70’s. I became acquainted with his playing through a … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Charlie Christian

Jazz musician & electric guitarist Charlie Christian was born on this day, July 29, in 1916 in Bonham, Texas. Charlie became a member of the Benny Goodman Quintet on August 16, 1939. Through his resultant 23-month career that included recordings, … Continue reading

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