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Pete Recommends…Chick Corea – Expressions

Each month Peter Batten recommends a recording that jazz fans may wish to add to their personal library. Expressions Chick Corea     This month it’s one for the pianists. Playing solo jazz piano is a difficult art. Rhythm, harmony and improvisation must all be sustained. I was lucky enough to watch and hear close-up our…

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Pete Recommends…Art Tatum Meets Ben Webster

Each month Peter Batten recommends a recording that jazz fans may wish to add to their personal library.       Jazz fans have always had mixed feelings about the impresario Norman Granz. His “Jazz at the Philharmonic” concerts, which began in the 1940s, certainly provided work and public recognition for some outstanding musicians. Unfortunately, although…