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Music of New Orleans, Vol. 4: The Birth of Jazz
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1959), 42 mins
This compilation remembers the early days of jazz, when Buddy Bolden's band started playing its iconoclastic arrangements of new songs. Recorded interviews join instrumental rags and cabaret music in this sonic snapshot of New Orleans history.
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1959), 42 mins
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The Musical Moods of Joe Sullivan: Piano
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1973), 37 mins

Pianist Joe Sullivan was a noted performer in Chicago, New York and San Francisco jazz circles.

These rare recordings feature a string of buoyant solos, but he also joins Sidney Bechet, Pops Foster and George Wettling for an up-tempo combo and accompanies vocalist Stella Brooks in "Rabbit Foot Blues."

produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1973), 37 mins
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New Jazz Poets
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produced by Walter Lowenfels (Folkways Records, 1967), 49 mins

A unique subgenre, the history of jazz poetry runs parallel to the musical movement, in which jazz and its artists serve as a muse for the authors. This collection of New Jazz Poets represents the evolution of this art form after several decades of its practice and includes celebrated poets Ishmael Reed, Peter...

produced by Walter Lowenfels (Folkways Records, 1967), 49 mins
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Ragtime Piano Originals: 16 Composer-Pianists Playing Their Own Works
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1974), 45 mins
Catchy melodies, individual interpretation, and flashy technique epitomize "novelty" ragtime, a style of ragtime that emerged after World War I. This recording features "the effervescence of authentic ragtime" through virtuosic performances by composer-pianists, and includes a rare solo by Clarence Jones, one of...
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1974), 45 mins
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Zez Confrey: Creator of the Novelty Rag
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1976), 48 mins
Composer of over one hundred pieces, Zez Confrey is remembered as inventor of the "novelty rag" and for his success in arranging and performing for the player piano. His early work presented here combines harmonies influenced by French Impressionist composers with the syncopations of ragtime.
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1976), 48 mins
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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), 24 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), 24 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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