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David Baker helped make formal jazz education a growing part of the music's history and evolution.
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January 19, 2012 Baker helped make formal jazz education a growing part of the music's history and evolution.
Tadd Dameron composed a body of work that helped define and expand the parameters of bebop.
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February 22, 2011 During the 1940s and '50s, Dameron focused his considerable compositional talents on the emerging jazz style called bebop. During a relatively brief period, Dameron composed a body of work that helped define and expand the parameters of this music.
October 27, 2008 As a kid, Halloween means dressing up with friends, looking for the spots with the best candy, and stopping for pranks along the way. As you get older, you're stuck handing out rather than filling up. Halloween may have a different sense of rhythm now, but some of the best Halloween ear candy hasn't changed.
August 1, 2001 Of all of his albums, John Coltrane selected one as his favorite: Blue Train. Released in 1957, the record is frequently cited as one of the most important in the history of jazz. The 1997 reissue has several bonus tracks, as well as video and interview clips.
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