This hour it’s stories of forgotten finds from jazz’s lost and found bin. We’ll talk with Loren Shoenberg of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem about his efforts to retrieve and restore one of the music’s biggest lost treasure troves of 1930s jazz, and explore the long-lost African American resort community of Idlewild and how it drew some of the icons of early jazz to rural northern Michigan. And vinyl is back! We’ll chat with the man behind a California company committed to bringing modern listeners an authentic vinyl experience of some of Blue Note’s best. (59:00)
Photo: In the 1930s, audio engineer Bill Savory recorded hundreds of his favorite jazz broadcasts off the radio, unknowingly preserving a priceless part of jazz history. Now his long lost recordings have finally been found.
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