Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Museum Acquires Storied Trove of Performances by Jazz Greats // National Jazz Museum

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By Larry Rohter

For decades jazz cognoscenti have talked reverently of “the Savory Collection.” Recorded from radio broadcasts in the late 1930s by an audio engineer named William Savory, it was known to include extended live performances by some of the most honored names in jazz — but only a handful of people had ever heard even the smallest fraction of that music, adding to its mystique.

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