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Maria Schneider - Sky Blue [Standard Edition] CD -(Wallet style packaging with one booklet)

Maria Schneider Orchestra



Night Train

Oscar Peterson Trio



Live at Newport '58

Horace Silver



My Foolish Heart

Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette



Cyrus Plays Elvis

Cyrus Chestnut

Reading and Viewing

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Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry, Duke Ellington, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves

Jazz Icons: Duke Ellington Live in ‘58

Jazz Icons

DVD - This epic performance includes legendary players Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Quentin Jackson and Ray Nance performing some of the most beloved American music ever written. -- Jazzitude.com


Stuart Nicholson

Billie Holiday (Music)

Northeastern


Doug Ramsey

Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond

Parkside Publications, Inc.

Rarely in the annals of jazz biography has a subject's career been documented so thoroughly... a monumental work. -- Downbeat Magazine


Charles Mingus

Jazz Icons: Charles Mingus Live in '64

Jazz Icons

The iconoclast among icons. This DVD gives witness to three of Mingus's finest live performances, with one of his most potent groups on fire. -- Bass Player Magazine


Wes Montgomery

Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery Live in '65

Jazz Icons

DVD - Close-ups of Montgomery's hands traversing the fretboard should be required viewing for any aspiring jazz guitarist. -- The Boston Phoenix

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