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Jazz Legend Lester Bowie Interprets Rhythm and Blues.

Jazz trumpeter Lester Bowie. Bowie is considered one of the most original trumpeters in jazz, and a master of horn effects. Bowie started out playing with Saint Louis R&B bands. In 1969, he helped found the Art Ensemble of Chicago as an outlet for more eclectic and avant-garde jazz. Bowie also heads his own band, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy. They have a new album, called "Serious Fun."

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Other segments from the episode on November 3, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 3, 1989: Interview with Ken Hom; Commentary on "western" musicians and "world" music; Interview with Lester Bowie; Commentary on the "Breck girl."

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