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The Career Of Buddy Rich

... career began with the swing bands in the late ‘30’s and went through Jazz at the Philharmonic, Norman Granz and Harry James until he formed his very popular big band in 1966 that lasted ... read more

American Jazz Album Covers in the 1950s and 1960s

Foremost among them were Clef, Norgran, and Verve, all founded by the jazz impresario Norman Granz. David Stone Martin, a superb draftsman, who was greatly influenced by the artist Ben Shahn, created ... read more

Jazz and the Philharmonic premiered February 2014.

Two years in the making from concept to broadcast, the project harkens back to seventy years ago when producer and impresario Norman Granz expanded the scope of the jazz audience from clubs to classic... read more

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Jazz In Connecticut -- The Early Years

A younger, less inhibited set of jazz lovers in that era danced in the aisles at Hartford's hallowed cultural center, The Bushnell Memorial, at Norman Granz's fabled Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP) co... read more


55 up: Monterey Jazz Festival goes on the road

All are stars in their own right, and all have made multiple appearances at the fest. The group reflects a great touring tradition in the spirit of Norman Granz’s Jazz at the Philharmonic, bringing to... read more

This Week in Jazz Blogrolling: November 11-17, 2011

Doug Ramsey recounts his own memory of Norman Granz, as well as highlighting a rare film from the producer, and posts video of Oscar Peterson on the Dick Cavett Show. Simon Rentner looks at five examp... read more

Ella at 100: Remembering jazz legend's greatest 'lost' performances

At first, I was thinking “Jazz at the Philharmonic” producer Norman Granz got that title just right back in the 1970s. But then I realized I actually know about not just one but two of Ella’s other pe... read more

Remembering a jazz legend

At first, I was thinking “Jazz at the Philharmonic” producer Norman Granz got that title just right back in the 1970s. But then I realized I actually know about not just one but two of Ella’s other pe... read more

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at 91

Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who led the way on his instrument in the ... Jazz at the Philharmonic producer Norman Granz paired DeFranco with pianists Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson for mem... read more

Review: Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson's 'Plays' Series Complete

Peterson had already recorded for RCA Victor in Canada before jazz impresario Norman Granz, creator of the "Jazz at the Philharmonic" stage shows and founder of Clef (later Verve) Records, brought Pet... read more

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

Jazz at the Philharmonic producer Norman Granz paired DeFranco with pianists Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson for memorable recordings. DeFranco performed at leading venues around the world and was repeat... read more



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