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Jose Reyes

Klook and Francy

Kenny “Klook” Clarke and Francois “Francy” Boland are considered the pioneers of the “modern” Jazz big band. Their sexy cool sound had a fresh youthful

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Happy New Year 2021

I would like to wish ALL you “Jazz Aficionados/Connoisseurs” and Jazz Con Class Radio fans a Happy 2021 New Year from the bottom of my

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Horace Parlan, who?

Horace Parlan is definitely not a household name when it comes to Jazz music unless you are a true follower. Those who are, unanimously acknowledge

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Happy 2020 New Year

I would like to wish ALL you “Jazz Connoisseurs” and Jazz Con Class Radio fans a Happy 2020 New Year from the bottom of my

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Happy New Year 2019

I want to wish ALL the Jazz Con Class Radio listeners a Happy New Year from the bottom of my heart! 2018 was a very

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Lee Morgan INDEED!!

Yes indeed! This is very early LEE Morgan and a perfect example of how talented he was and where how bright his future would be

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Three Greats

I chose to make an over HOUR Podcast as a tribute to three relatively unknown Jazz musicians that contributed so much to the development of

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A Bebop Teaser

This is my official 1st podcast and it deals with Bebop. It is also an example of how (the length) all my podcasts will be,

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Jazz is the “Coolist”

It was Lester Young who first coined the word “Cool” into the world of music and it sure caught on! It was Lester’s way to

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Music from “The Connection”

“The Connection” was a  1959 Off-Broadway play (in New York City) that was produced by Jack Gelber. “The Connection” was very successful and unique because

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Jackie McLean & Co.

“Jackie McLean and Co.” was recorded and released in 1957. As the description below explains, this Hard Bop album was an unusual one because it

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Bags & Trane

Bags (Milt Jackson) and Trane (John Coltrane) recorded this famous “bluesy” styled album in 1959 and appropriately named it “Bags & Trane.” There was quite

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