Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

Caption: Coleman Hawkins

Three of the Best (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter, and Ben Webster. Each left an indelible mark on jazz, with their distinct styles and contributions to the development of the saxophone.
Caption: The Back Room, NYC

A Bite of the Big Apple (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

It was one of the most infamous times in the history of New York. The city became the hub of a new emerging music: jazz, and the Big Apple was the entertainment capital of ...
Caption: Lovie Austin

Chicago Rarities (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

When the New Orleans community of Storyville was shuttered in 1917, musicians began traveling north to find work. No one could have been prepared for the eventual influential ...
Caption: Paul Robeson

The Musical Review (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

At the turn of the century, 1900, entertainment promoters discovered the value of staging musical reviews for introducing musical scores. In order to bring the music to the ...
Caption: Natty Dominique

The Jam Session (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The Jam Session: It’s the proving ground for a musician. That’s where you test your chops. Your creativity. For 1920s jazz performers, these sessions played a central role in ...
Caption: Armstrong & Ellington

Satchmo & Duke (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

They could not have been more opposite in their approach to jazz. Yet, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington had identical goals. Provide the best music to the widest possible ...
Caption: Valida Snow

Syncopated Ladies (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Women have made vast contributions to the history of early jazz. Not only as vocalists, but as musicians, bandleaders, composers and lyricists. Unfortunately, they are ...
Caption: 1929 House Rent party

They Played 'till Dawn (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Harlem Stride piano, boogie and skiffle were all created by the house rent party. Hosts opened up their apartments for a night, charging a fee to guests in return for live ...
Caption: Irving Berlin

Poetic Notions (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Tin Pan Alley songsters were quick to pick up on the popularity of jazz in the 1920s. And, the lyricists, like Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Hoagy Carmichael, were ...
Caption: Storyville

Storyville (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

At the edge of the New Orleans French Quarter at the turn of the twentieth century Storyville kick started jazz. There are a couple of reasons for that auspicious beginning.