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Art Farmer archive

With many young talents under his tutelage, Art Blakey has often been called the father of hard bop.

Read A Hard Look At Hard Bop WESA

January 25, 2010 – Evolving out of 1950s bebop, hard bop incorporates gospel, soul and R&B. Hear five classics. WESA

Listen Jazz For The Eyes And Ears: Bill Frisell And More

January 8, 2010 – Kevin Whitehead says there are more great jazz DVDs than anyone can follow. We'll try anyway.


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