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No, I wouldn't say so. There are 24 pages, plus Track credits, which include original release, personnel and recording date and place. The text is mostly about Kerouac himself and speaks of how he loved jazz and admired and enjoyed his bebop contemporaries, but also (surprisingly) their forerunners like Roy Eldridge, Lester Young and Lionel Hampton.

There are no pictures in the booklet. The one I included in my post showed up (I don't know why, maybe beat generation or something like that) when I searched for the cover, and I liked it enough to place it there. The Kerouac readings are about the early history of bop and their musicians, which he frequently mentioned in his novels.

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Disc 3 of the Mosaic Savoy set. 

17 hours ago, Bluesnik said:

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I just found out Big Bill Broonzy (at an early stage of his career, I suppose) plays on five tracks here.

I had forgotten about this Select, saw it was on Running Low and have just ordered it. 

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Count Basie and His Orchestra – The Complete Clef/Verve Fifties Studio Recordings [(AB) CD 1a - Jan 1952] (Clef / Mosaic)

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With Paul Campbell, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Jimmy Wilkins (trombone) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Ernie Wilkins (alto, tenor sax) Floyd Johnson, Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Nat Pierce, Neal Hefti, Sy Oliver, Harry "Sweets" Edison (arrangers)

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3 hours ago, alankin said:

Curtis FullerBone & Bari [(B) from The Complete Blue Note / UA Sessions] (Blue Note  – Mosaic)
—  Curtis Fuller - trombone; Tate Houston - baritone saxophone; Sonny Clark - piano; Paul Chambers - bass; Art Taylor - drums; first stereo issue

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:tup  Good record. I like all of Mr. Fuller's Blue Notes.

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