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Jazz Appreciation Month: Explore legendary live recordings from Cannonball Adderley and Ramsey Lewis

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Live music can't be beat - teenagers in 1951 Los Angeles enjoying Big Jay McNeely

The important connection between musicians onstage and a crowded jazz club has been missing for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many fans have been turning to live recordings that captured moments of magic, when the music onstage was matched by the energy in the crowd.

KNKX jazz host Abe Beeson looks at two iconic live recordings to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Cannonball Adderley's "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" and Ramsey Lewis' "The 'In' Crowd" remind us that when you can't attend concerts, you can still get that live feeling from records.

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