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    This list, which took the better part of four years, was inspired by those who said that jazz was limited to a certain style or type of performer. The idea behind this list was not to create a “best” albums list, but rather a extensive list of albums that covered as much of jazz history as possible.

    Even after posting 1,000 albums, this list is really only a sample of the history of this great art form.

    Hopefully you will find some great music you have never heard before and add to your collection.

    Check out the full list!

    Enough with the search for a ‘Jazz Savior’

    Every so often, a barrage of articles and blog posts come out claiming that jazz has found the musician or musicians that are going to “save” jazz. More often than not, these musicians are achieving some current commercial success and popularity among a broad audience outside of the typical “jazz head” community.

    But what would it mean to “save jazz”? And, what exactly does it need “saving” from?

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    How Marilyn Monroe changed Ella Fitzgerald’s life

    If asked “Who played an important role in the musical career of Ella Fitzgerald?” you might respond with names like Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, Norman Granz, and Dizzy Gillespie.

    The name Marilyn Monroe (who passed away 50 years ago this August), however, might not come to mind.

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