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Harvest Moon: Jazz for a Summer Night

People have always gazed at the moon and let their imaginations soar.  From “It’s Only a Paper Moon” to “Blue Moon” to “Moonglow,” the lunar landscape as seen from planet earth has provided loads of inspiration for jazz musicians and composers.

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Licorice Stick Gumbo: The Masters of New Orleans Clarinet

When the refinement of Creole culture came head-to-head with the rougher uptown sounds, the unmistakable cry of “New Orleans jazz clarinet” was born.  The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and clarinet dynamo Evan Christopher spotlight the rich legacy of jazz clarinet players from the Crescent City.

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