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Willie Ruff Discusses His Life and Career.

Jazz French horn player Willie Ruff. Ruff's new autobiography, "A Call to Assembly," chronicles his childhood in the South, his enlistment in the army in 1946, his gaining admission to Yale, and his decision to pass on a career in classical music and follow a life in jazz. (It's published by Viking).

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Other segments from the episode on July 24, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 24, 1991: Interview with Katie Hafner and John Markoff; Interview with Willie Ruff; Commentary on the Soviet Union.

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