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  • JazzSet for the Studs Terkel Centenary

    May 4, 2012. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    terkelNPRLouis Terkel was born in New York on May 16, 1912, but it's in Chicago that he made his career as a radio host and author. His first book, way back in 1956, was  Giants of Jazz. In the 1970s he had a great success with Working, Hard Times and The Good War.

    Now composer Joshua Moshier  celebrates Terkel with new music that takes the title of Studs's memoir, Touch and Go, as  a musical motif, a jumping off point for a successful suite. The Moshier Lebrun Collective performs, and the composer tells us more of the story on JazzSet.

    Listen Sunday, May 6, at 6pm .. Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30pm .. and don' t forget to pledge! Thank you.

    StudsForBlogTouch and Go: The Studs Terkel Project has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.