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Jazz Bassist Buell Neidlinger

When he's not doing studio work, Neidlinger mostly performs the work of Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, both of whom he sees as two of the most important American composers. Classically trained on the cello, Neidlinger joined avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor's band in the 1950s. Several of their albums have just been reissued.

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Other segments from the episode on June 9, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 9, 1989: Interview with Orville Schell; Commentary on James O'Keefe's youth; Interview with Buell Neidlinger; Commentary on the comedy group Funny Gay Males.

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