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MILESTONES: 90th anniversary of legendary producer Charles Stepney

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Minnie Riperton...Earth, Wind & Fire...Ramsey Lewis...The Dells...Rotary Connection...Marlena Shaw. Producer, orchestrator, arranger, writer and prolific musician Charles Stepney links these incredible artists through his distinct and brilliant artistry. For Stepney's 90th anniversary, 7X GRAMMY-winning musician and Jazz Night in America host Christian McBride joins me to discuss the impact of Stepney and other unsung Black orchestrators.

Milestones theme produced by Riley K. Glasper

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Angélika Beener is an award-winning journalist, DJ, host and producer. Angélika has contributed her work to Downbeat, TIDAL, The Huffington Post, NPR Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and National Public Radio. In addition, she has contributed liner notes to several acclaimed recording projects, including two GRAMMY®-winning albums. A journalist who writes about music and culture at the intersections of race, gender, and generation, her work in public radio has been recognized by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The New York Association of Black Journalists.