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New Book Covers First Half-Century of Swingin’ Sound in New York City

50 Years at the Village Vanguard:

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

by David Lisik and Eric Allen (2017, Skydeck Music)

A joyful onslaught of graphics, photos and posters; sidebars, indented quotes and other neat features add spark to this fascinating new book on the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, making it an exciting journey for jazz lovers of all stripes. 2,524 more words

Golden Tickets or Good Intentions? Roald Dahl and Race

Yesterday was Roald Dahl Day—really just his birthday, but a day that is celebrated in the UK with, well, a lot of Dahliana (yes, I did just make that word up).  1,048 more words

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