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NEA jazz masters 30th anniversary : 1982-2012

@ University of Massachusetts, Amherst

National Endowment for the Arts


Includes selected discographies for each musicianCD (Jazz moments) contains brief segments of interviews with jazz musicians on various subjects.CD Tracks: Introduction by A. B. Spelman -- Early inspiration from hearing live music : Kenny Barron, Muhal Richard Abrams, Marian McPartland, Buddy DeFranco -- Early inspiration from radio & recordings : Jim Hall, Cedar Walton, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Dan Morgenstern, George Avakian -- Early inspiration from teachers : Johnny Mandel, Ramsey Lewis, Curtis Fuller -- First instruments : Roy Haynes, Yusef Lateef, George Benson, Lee Konitz, Jimmy Heath, Hubert Laws -- FIrst performing experiences : Quincy Jones, Bobby Hutcherson, Buddy DeFranco, Annie Ross, McCoy Tyner, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Cobb, Chico Hamilton -- Relating to audiences : Bobby Hutcherson, Slide Hampton -- The art of improvisation : Lee Konitz, Jim Hall, Kenny Barron -- Composing and arranging : Yusef Lateef, Jon Hendricks, Bill Holman, Frank Foster, Gerald Wilson, Johnny Mandel -- Musical influences and mentors : Snooky Young, Frank Wess, Marian McPartland, Curtis Fuller, George Benson, Herbie Hancock -- Jazz education : Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Kenny Barron, Dave Liebman -- Why jazz? : George Benson, Jimmy Heath, Dave BrubeckIncludes bibliographical references and discographiesUMass Amherst Special Collections copy is part of the National Endowment for the Arts Collection (MS 686)
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