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While I'm away, I have a different video clip for you each day this week. Each clip is fun and fascinating in its own right. To kick off the series, here's the Bobby Troup Trio in 1951 performing Troup's own Daddy, with singer Virginia Maxey. That's Al Viola on guitar and Lloyd Pratt on bass:
A special JazzWax thanks to Cynthia Sesso of CTSImages.com, the jazz encyclopedia himself Ira Gitler, Tony Middleton and Mark Cantor.
Jazz is a creative explosion of individual freedom and communication.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was a kid. My father had a music store.
The best live performance I ever attended was Kenny Garrett in Harlem, New York.
The first jazz record I bought was Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins.
My advice to new listeners is keep listening!