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Aaron Copland’s favorite jazz musicians

     Aaron Copland, the mid-century classical composer whose work was greatly influenced by American life, had an interest in jazz, particularly, as he told Don Gold in a May, 1958 Downbeat article “the marriage – the fact that the young jazzmen are composers, often bridging the gap between fields. “  He also had some sympathy for jazz musicians because “they have the same trouble getting a big audience we have.”

     The article, titled “Aaron Copland: The Well-Known American Composer Finds Virtues and Flaws in Jazz,” is of special interest because

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A good read — Nate Chinen on Jimmy Giuffre

In anticipation of Tuesday’s release of The Jimmy Giuffre 3 & 4 — previously unreleased live recordings from 1965, during an extended period when Giuffre’s published output was virtually non-existent — Nate Chinen filed a terrific account of Giuffre, which appeared in Sunday’s New York Times. It is well worth a read. Click here to do so.
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