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Smithsonian Music Notations

A roundup of stories from Smithsonian Music and our other blogs.


Frank Sinatra in a New York City recording studio, 1956. Photograph by Herman Leonard. Herman Leonard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. 100 Years of Frank Sinatra and Jazz
National Museum of American History
George Morrow, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins and Kenny Dorham on stage], 196-? / unidentified photographer. Gertrude Abercrombie papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Max Roach Smiles
Smithsonian Music
Behind the scenes during the production of RUMBLE, Rezolution Pictures films an interview with singer Tony Bennett at his studio in New York. RUMBLE: A Sneak Peek into the Upcoming Music Documentary
National Museum of the American Indian
An international lineup at the 2014 Guiyang Summer Festival of Indigenous Music. Photo by D.A. Sonneborn Expanding Indigenous Music in Guiyang, China
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Drummer and Composer Nasar Abadey Take 5: Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Quetzal Guerrero Quetzal Guerrero
National Museum of the American Indian