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Jay 'Hootie' McShann: Kansas City Swingman

From: NPR Music
Series: Jazz Profiles
Length: 54:00

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Hootie" to his friends, bluesman supreme Jay McShann was a living legacy of Kansas City jazz.

Mcshann250_small Hootie" to his friends, bluesman supreme Jay McShann was a living legacy of Kansas City jazz. As bandleader, pianist, singer and composer, McShann was an unsung yet important figure in jazz. In the early '40s, his orchestra became an important launching pad for several prominent jazz musicians, such as Charlie Parker.

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Hootie" to his friends, bluesman supreme Jay McShann was a living legacy of Kansas City jazz. As bandleader, pianist, singer and composer, McShann was an unsung yet important figure in jazz. In the early '40s, his orchestra became an important launching pad for several prominent jazz musicians, such as Charlie Parker.

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25:30 Music Break (:37)
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