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Mixing Musical Traditions.

Pianist Ran Blake. He heads the Third Stream Music Department at the New England Conservatory of Music. Third Stream music, a term coined by composer Gunther Schuller, integrates classical and jazz traditions. Blake has extended the definition to include other kinds of music. A CD of Blake's 1961 recording with singer Jeanne Lee has just been reissued by RCA.

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Other segments from the episode on January 5, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 5, 1988: Interview with Regina Resnick; Commentary on Roky Erickson and the Thirteenth Floor Elevators; Interview with Ran Blake; Commentary on household moving.

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