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A Centennial Celebration Of Mahalia Jackson

Paul Yamada, JazzGram, July 2011

THE CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE wound down its season paying tribute to Mahalia Jackson, who was born October 26, 1911 in New Orleans, and who came to Chicago at age 16 in 1927. The former musical director of the CJE, Jon Faddis, returned to help. Though well done, it was the least moving show I have seen by the ensemble.

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