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2010 Playboy Jazz Festival: A Swingin' Party At The Hollywood Bowl
Hear the name Playboy and in an instant, a parade of "hot" images race involuntarily across the mind's eye. There's Dizzy, bent over and blowin' the hippest sounds through his misshapen horn; Stan Getz' tenor sax pourin' forth cool samba; Benny Goodman and Count Basie leadin' their bands through swing history; Art Blakey and his band spreadin' the hard bop jazz message; Joe Williams eloquently layin' down the blues (There may also be an occasional sexy female image in there as well). All of these American music icons and many more appeared at the first Playboy Jazz Festival to be held in the Hollywood Bowl in 1979. More...