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The Evolution of Swing

Critic and composer Gunther Schuller's new book, The Swing Era, examines the history of big band music. Though he is already a jazz enthusiast, Schuller says he researched his book as if he had no prior knowledge of the genre, hoping to craft a more comprehensive and objective account of that its development.


Other segments from the episode on March 22, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 22, 1989: Interview with Gunther Schuller; Review of a recording of Arvo Part's "Passio"; Interview with Peter Conrad; Commentary on immigrants and American culture.


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