Caption: Billie Holiday with her musical hero Louis Armstrong., Credit: Carl Van Vechten
Image by: Carl Van Vechten 
Billie Holiday with her musical hero Louis Armstrong. 

Best of The New Jazz Archive 2011: Part 2

From: Jeff Haas
Series: The New Jazz Archive
Length: 59:00

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This week on the show, we'll continue our look back at 2011 with some of our favorite artist profiles from the past year, including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Artie Shaw, and the incredible Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

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This week on The New Jazz Archive we’ll close the book on 2011 and say hello to 2012 with a look back at some of this past year’s memorable profiles of your favorite jazz musicians. We’ll take a virtual tour of Louis Armstrong's former home with the Armstrong House's assisant director Deslyn Dyer, and revisit the story of the reluctant hero of the swing era—big band icon Artie Shaw. That plus our look at the hard luck life of jazz songbird Billie Holiday, and the story of the incredible Rahsaan Roland Kirk are all part of this week's show.

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This week on The New Jazz Archive we’ll close the book on 2011 and say hello to 2012 with a look back at some of this past year’s memorable profiles of your favorite jazz musicians. We’ll take a virtual tour of Louis Armstrong's former home with the Armstrong House's assisant director Deslyn Dyer, and revisit the story of the reluctant hero of the swing era—big band icon Artie Shaw. That plus our look at the hard luck life of jazz songbird Billie Holiday, and the story of the incredible Rahsaan Roland Kirk are all part of this week's show.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Serenade to a Cuckoo Rahsaan Roland Kirk I Talk with the Spirits. Verve 1964 04:33
Misterioso - Take 2 Artie Shaw The Complete Grammercy Five Sessions. RVG Bluebird/Heritage 1945 02:59
La Vie En Rose Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Sings. Geffen 2000 03:24
P.S. I Love You Billie Holiday The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve. Verve 1959 03:34