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VIDEO / DVD: Frank Socolow in the 1940s

Despite enjoying a lengthy career, Frank Socolow recorded only two leadership sessions—one in 1945 and another in 1956. The paucity of recordings under his own name was likely due to his workload playing on other artists’ recordings. Socolow had mastered bebop early in 1945, which made him a sought-after player by bands that embraced the new jazz style and needed players who could navigate the intricacies of bop arrangements…

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