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Riverwalk Jazz BBQ: The Lazy Days of Summer

Jim Cullum and his Band light up the sky with a number Louis Armstrong recorded in 1928. "Fireworks"—a Louis Armstrong composition that lives up to its title—uses the extended forms more like a New Orleans march than a standard Tin Pan Alley tune.

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Hot Jazz Down Under: Gems from Aussie Jazzman Bob Barnard

Bob Barnard's improvised jazz choruses on cornet are so perfect in form and execution that you might think they are composed. They're not. Barnard's technique is so elegantly efficient, the music pours out of him, seemingly without effort.

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