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Ray Brown Trio featuring Regina Carter on violin performing “Lady Be Good.” Listen here.
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Jazz In America site as it is sponsored by Herbie Hancock Jazz Institute and provides
Jazz Education Network has wonderful resources for Jazz enthusiasts.
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