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RECORDING: Backgrounder: Buddy Collette – Man of Many Parts

West Coast jazz in the 1950s wasn’t exclusively a white enterprise. There was a significant number of black jazz artists in Los Angeles then as well who played in the breezy, contrapuntal style. But in the late 1940s and early ’50s, black jazz artists were largely isolated as a result of the segregated locals of the American Federation of Musicians….

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