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Red Rodney

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Remembering Red Rodney.

Jazz musicians Red Rodney and Sonny Sharrock. They're both important jazz figures who recently died. We will rebroadcast previous interviews with both Rodney was a trumpeter and band leader. He rose through the big band ranks and played in Charlie Parker's quintet. He was known as one of jazz's best improvisers. And he was known for regaling journalists with his stories-- often of dubious veracity. (Rebroadcast of 6/15/1990)

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Jazz Trumpeter Red Rodney

Rodney replaced Miles Davis in Charlie Parker's band. Many people know about their collaboration through the Parker biopic, Bird. After a drug problem in the 1970s, Rodney got clean and has been going strong ever since. His new album is called Code Red.

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Jazz Trumpeter Red Rodney.

Jazz trumpeter Red Rodney. Rodney's played with the greats...Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Charlie Parker, among many others. He has a new album, called "Code Red," on the Continuum label.

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