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NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess On His Early Life, Mother's Influence, Audience Interaction, Bassie's Leadership, and Playing with the Basie Family.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 5
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SHE ENDURED THE CRITICISM. IT WAS 1959. BY THIS TIME, LINCOLN HAD ALREADY RECORDED SEVERAL ALBUMS AND EVEN HAD A SINGING ROLE IN A MOVIE. PIANIS...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA JAZZ MASTER ABBEY LINCOLN DIDN’T PERFORM AS A SINGER UNTIL HIGH SCHOOL. SHE DIDN’T ACTUALLY ASPIRE TO PERFORM PROFESSIONALLY UNTIL SHE WAS DIS...

Bought by Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 4
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THE LATE NEA JAZZ MASTER, ARTIE SHAW COMPOSED ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN SONGS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, BEGIN THE BEGUINE.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA JAZZ MASTER ARTIE SHAW WAS THE SON OF IMMIGRANT PARENTS AND HUNG OUT ON THE STREETS OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA JAZZ MASTER MARIAN MCPARTLAND WAS A BIG FAN OF CLARINET AND SAX PLAYER, SIDNEY BECHET.

Bought by WUSF, KMUW, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA JAZZ MASTER MARIAN MCPARTLAND AND HER TRIO PLAYED A LONG RUNNING GIG AT THE HICKORY HOUSE, A FAMOUS NEW YORK NIGHTCLUB. EVERYONE USED TO STOP ...

Bought by WUSF, KMUW, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KMUW and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 6
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SOME YOUNG MUSICIANS STUMBLE UPON A TEACHER WHO COMPLETELY CHANGES THE COURSE OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT. 2007 NEA JAZZ MASTER PHIL WOODS WAS ONE OF THE...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, WRTI, KCSM, KVSC and more


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 8
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WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG, NEA JAZZ MASTER ABBEY LINCOLN HEARD HER PARENTS’ BEAUTIFUL VOICES SINGING AROUND THE HOUSE AND IN CHURCH. AT AGE FOURTEEN, HER ...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KMUW, KBEM and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2009
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 6