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Flip Phillips - The Chiaroscuro Podcast

Episode 04 – Jay McShann

This time on The Chiaroscuro Podcast, we’ll explore the work of legendary Kansas City jazz pianist Jay McShann. George Graham dives into the discography of the venerable artist sometimes known as “Hootie.” Find out how he earned that nickname, and hear cuts from throughout his career.

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Flip Phillips - The Chiaroscuro Podcast

Flip Phillips

This time on The Chiaroscuro Podcast, we’ll explore the work of Tenor Saxophonist Flip Phillips. George Graham dives into the discography of the venerable artist sometimes known as “The Claw.” Find out how he earned that nickname, and hear cuts from throughout his career, including a track from the newly re-released album “John & Joe”.

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Episode 02 – Al Grey

Please enjoy the second episode of The Chairoscuro Podcast, where host George Graham examines the legacy of Chiaroscuro artist Al Grey. Chiaroscuro Records · The Chiaroscuro Podcast Episode 02 – Al Grey

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Remembering Bob Wilber

(1928-2019) Bob Wilber performed for Chiaroscuro as sideman, arranger and/or leader on 10 projects that spanned the years 1976-1995. It is widely considered that his best recordings were the studio Summit Reunion sessions that were done at Rudy Van Gelder’s legendary studios. We first heard Bob in 1958 as a member (tenor saxophone) of the Benny Goodman Orchestra and became

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Eddie Condon

By Hank O’Neal Eddie Condon’s autobiography, We Called It Music, was published in 1947 and was easily the best autobiographical book by a jazz musician up to that time. This is why the book has remained in print for nearly seventy years. In 1947, Eddie Condon was more that just a prominent jazz musician, he was a New York City

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