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Desegregating Jazz

British music critic and producer Leonard Feather worked with fellow producer John Hammond to desegregate jazz in the United States, as well as to promote women jazz musicians. In his new book, The Jazz Years, he considers how racism, radio stations and record labels affected the popularity of different styles like big band and bebop.

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Other segments from the episode on July 24, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 24, 1987: Interview with Leonard Feather; Interview with Marty Grosz; Interview with John Krich; Review of Barbara Multer-Wellin's book "The Dr. Ruth Phenomenon."

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