IAJE Day 2 - NEA Jazzmaster Tom McIntosh
January 10, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.
Tom McIntosh may not be a household name in jazz, but you undoubtedly know the names of people he wrote and arranged music for- James Moody, Milt Jackson and Dizzy Gillespie, to name a few. Duke Ellington offered him a gig when Billy Strayhorn died, but Tom turned it down, so he could go to LA and write film music. He ended up working on the score to Shaft, among others. Rhonda Hamilton spoke with the newly-inaugurated NEA Jazzmaster:
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