Monday, December 31, 2007

Leonard Feather's archives

After his death in 1994, the collection of the legendary jazz historian/writer/composer Leonard Feather (call him a "critic" is a big offense - to Leonard, of course) went to the University of Idaho, as John Miller reports (Los Angeles Times). Among many other things it contained lots of never released audio material by jazz greats. Miller singles out a session with Billie Holiday and Tony Scott at Feather's apartment with the critic himself playing the piano. Copyright law, though, prevents the release of such material for quite some time.

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