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  • Remembering Joe Temperley

    May 13, 2016. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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    Photo by Frank Stewart
    Photo by Frank Stewart

    Earlier this week Baritone Saxophonist Joe Temperley passed. The long-time founding member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was born in Scotland but made his way to America, where he played with Duke Ellington and pretty much every great big band in Jazz. WBGO had the pleasure of having Joe sit down in the studio twice. First was with Bob Porter in May of 1996, where they talked about Temperley's history playing with Duke Ellington and others.

    Temperley also visited with Rhonda Hamilton October 1999, where they covered everything from playing with Wynton Marsalis and the JALCO to golfing.

  • Producer Michael Cuscuna Talks About the Newly Released Larry Young in Paris

    May 12, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    Grammy-winning producer Michael Cuscuna stops by to talk to Michael Bourne about his latest archival release, Larry Young in Paris, sharing some never-heard-before tracks from Newark's own icon of jazz organ.

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  • Vocal Master Marion Cowings On Singing, Family, and New York

    May 10, 2016. Posted by Josh Landes.

    Marion Cowings and Sheila Anderson are old friends, and through laughter and remembrances, their conversation on WBGO covers the nuances of the jazz vocal tradition, growing up in the New York of the 1940s, his father's resilience in the face of a point blank shooting, and his encounters in the music business over his long career.

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  • Terrance McKnight On Finding His Musical Language

    May 10, 2016. Posted by Josh Landes.

    WQXR host Terrance McKnight joins Sheila Anderson's Salon Sessions for a discussion of Hazel Scott, growing up in Cleveland, and why his experience with public radio began with him screaming at it.

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  • Ralph Peterson Keeps The Beat On WBGO

    April 27, 2016. Posted by Josh Landes.

    Descended from a long line of drummers, Ralph Peterson has kept the family business alive and well over a career that's included Art Blakey's mentorship, and worked with Terence Blanchard, and both Branford and Wynton Marsalis. Ralph talked with Gary Walker about his new record, his life in jazz, and more here on WBGO.

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