Louis 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.
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Touch 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.