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Early Band Ragtime
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1979), 43 mins
As music written for piano, ragtime challenged band leaders and arrangers, who wanted to give their renditions of each piece more individuality than publishers' stock arrangements allowed. This compilation showcases creative arrangements of well-known melodies and introduces a few obscure rags.
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1979), 43 mins
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Entourage
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(Folkways Records, 1973), 36 mins

The first album by the Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble uses saxophone, keyboards, percussion, viola, recorder, guitar, drums and thumb piano to explore an"experimental-spiritualistic environment" and builds improvised soundscapes reflecting techniques from many sources, including Noh Theater, Balinese Theatr...

(Folkways Records, 1973), 36 mins
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Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 1: Baby Dodds Talking and Drum Solos
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(Folkways Records, 1951), 23 mins
This fascinating album follows jazz drummer Baby Dodds as he demonstrates the sonic elements of his famous solos and discusses these component parts with the attentive audience. From a discussion of drumming in the 1920s to a tom-tom "workout," Dodds' album is as entertaining as it is educational.
(Folkways Records, 1951), 23 mins
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Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 3: Jazz Rehearsal, I
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(Folkways Records, 1950), 28 mins
After rediscovering a tin box full of acetate recordings of jazz rehearsal sessions, Folkways founder Moe Asch pieced together a sequence that shows the on-the-spot creative energy musicians produce in the studio. This disc features Mary Lou Williams and her hand-picked group of session musicians, all innovators...
(Folkways Records, 1950), 28 mins
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Jazz of the Forties, Vol. 1: Jazz at Town Hall
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produced by George Hoefer (Folkways Records, 1960), 37 mins

Recorded at New York’s famed venue Town Hall in 1946, this album features two bands’ worth of fabulous jazz musicians, including Sidney Bechet, Baby Dodds, Pops Foster, James P. Johnson, Pee Wee Russell and Muggzy Spanier, who mixed themselves together on the night as the mood directed, creating a sonic whole...

produced by George Hoefer (Folkways Records, 1960), 37 mins
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Jazz/Some Cities and Towns
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
From the "breathy theatricalism" of Chicago theater jazz to the "youthful enthusiasm" of Birmingham and St. Louis's bands, the 1920s and 30s were decades of experiment, change, and stylistic variation in an era when musicians played for their own local audiences. This compilation travels, making all the local sto...
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
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Joseph Lamb: A Study in Classic Ragtime
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1960), 40 mins
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1960), 40 mins
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Late Ragtime Piano
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
A companion to Early Piano Ragtime, this selection of rags recorded in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s includes performances by jazzmen, studio musicians, and dedicated small-time ragtime pianists. Original compositions and rare tunes join rags from the common repertoire in this vital sampler.
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
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Mary Lou Williams
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 41 mins

So versatile that she was able to sustain a professional career for more than thirty years, jazz pianist, composer and arranger Mary Lou Williams ran the gamut from Dixieland to swing, bop and avant-garde. This album is among her 1960s avant-garde works, with intimate piano combos and vocal jazz choruses; it inclu...

(Folkways Records, 1964), 41 mins
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Music of New Orleans, Vol. 2: Music of the Eureka Brass Band
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1958), 32 mins
New Orleans has been known for its brass bands since the early nineteenth century. The Eureka was formed in the 1920s, and as the years passed it attracted the city's best musicians. In this 1958 recording, the band plays funeral songs, classic New Orleans brass band tunes, hymns, and a stunning ragtime march.
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1958), 32 mins
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