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Stardust
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All The Things You Are
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Blues In The Closet
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The Gentle Art of Love (Version 1)
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Tamalpais Love Song

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Oscar Pettiford

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Oscar Pettiford was (along with Charles Mingus) the top bassist of the 1945-1960 period, and the successor to the late Jimmy Blanton. In addition, he was the first major jazz soloist on the cello. A bop pioneer, it would have been very interesting to hear what Pettiford would have done during the avant-garde '60s if he had not died unexpectedly in 1960. After starting on piano, Pettiford switched to bass when he was 14 and played in a family band. He played with Charlie Barnet's... Read more

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