By Steve Futterman
September 17, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles 1921-1956

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  • Music
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  • Jazz

For most, West Coast jazz conjures up images of the cool Caucasian sounds of Chet Baker, Stan Getz, and Dave Brubeck. The less heralded, far earthier music of L.A.’s African-American jazz community gets its props on this eye-opening four-CD set that touches upon the fertile work of progenitors (Kid Ory, Jelly Roll Morton), blues-based stylists (T-Bone Walker, Johnny Otis), swing giants (Lester Young, Art Tatum), and bop pioneers (Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon). A-

Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles 1921-1956

type
  • Music
Genre
  • Jazz
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  • Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles 1921-1956
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