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Cornet Chop Suey: The Story of the Trumpet in Jazz

A celebration of the joyful noise of trumpets in early jazz from New Orleans street bands to swing era ballads with trumpet and flugelhorn playing guests— Nicholas Payton, Clark Terry and “Sweets” Edison— along with Bob Barnard and our own Jim Cullum on cornet.

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Irving Berlin's Music Box

Irving Berlin made a huge contribution to the great canon of interwar American popular song that's widely recognized as a core building block of jazz. He couldn’t read or write music, yet he composed almost 300 songs that became Top Ten hits.

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