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Red Peppers & Hot Wax: The Evolution of Studio Bands

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performs music of the hot bands that first stepped up to the studio microphones and recorded in the 1920s—Jelly Roll Morton's Hot Peppers, Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Bix & His Gang.

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Remembering Ralph Sutton: Long Way from St. Louis

With his knack for improvisation and a left hand that packed a wallop, stride piano genius Ralph Sutton built a career spanning half a century, following in the footsteps of Harlem stride giants James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, and Willie ‘the Lion’ Smith.

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