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Reads tagged with “jazz”

Michael Meets Mozart: Piano, Cello and Mashup Magic
Michael Meets Mozart: Piano, Cello and Mashup Magic

What’s wrong with copyright law, or how neurological supremacy channels 100 cello revelations.

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Rare Photos of Jazz Icons by Herman Leonard
Rare Photos of Jazz Icons by Herman Leonard

From legendary photographer Herman Leonard, a rare glimpse of the underbelly of a cultural revolution through stunning, luminous never-before-seen images of jazz icons.

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Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin in the Style of The Beach Boys
Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin in the Style of The Beach Boys

An elegant finish on the unfinished, or what the Gatsby era has to do with surfer culture.

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The Jazz Loft Project
The Jazz Loft Project

Wired lofts, 1,447 rolls of film, and what pimps and Salvador Dalí have in common.

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Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald
Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald

Five ways to celebrate The First Lady of Song, from illustration to rare concert footage.

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East + West + Gershwin: Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang Perform Rhapsody In Blue
East + West + Gershwin: Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang Perform Rhapsody In Blue

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The History of Jazz, Animated in Shadow Art
The History of Jazz, Animated in Shadow Art

What five rooms and bleeding-edge software have to do with the cultural heritage of music.

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Vintage Album Covers
Vintage Album Covers

Private collections, public perceptions, and all that jazz.

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