The quest of the Grail - it is a story of fans love jazz. This record lost or elusive, acetate, a rare 78 or even cylinder of New Orleans jazz legend Buddy Bolden made so-called, can keep collectors, academics and others looking for years or often for decades.
For the jazz artist and the National Museum of Jazz to the Director of Harlem Loren schoenberg, a quest for 30 years ended even more exciting that he dreamed of, where he acquired a collection of swing-era radio for the Museum. The recordings, made by an engineer and a fan of jazz named Bill savoryoffers hours and hours of jazz greats as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Lester Young and others conducting, often captured in excellent audio fidelity. For lovers of jazz, it is a chance to hear all sorts of details and nuance emerging in a way which can change how you look at the history of jazz. for someone who likes everything simply music made by some of the best artists of America, it is a pleasure to have even more to come to light.
Schoenberg joined this week to talk about the collection of savory and play excerpts that have not been heard on the radio since Bill Savory recorded their. Among the artists featured on the program Mildred Bailey, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Benny Goodman, Bunny Berigan, Chu Berry, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Bobby Hackett, Earl Hines, Django Reinhardt (performing with Ellington in Carnegie Hall in 1946), Louis JordanJohn Kirby, Joe red MooneyNorvo, Artie Shaw, Dave Tough, Tommy Dorsey and Bud Freeman.
Special thanks to Loren Schoenberg.