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Jazz Saxophonist Stan Getz

Born in Philadelphia in 1927, Getz got his start playing with Woody Herman's band. He later went on to form his own quartet. He has worked with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton. In the early 1960's, Getz became the first American musician closely identified with the bossa nova movement. He died in 1991. (Rebroadcast)

15:12

Gospel Saxophonist Vernard Johnson

The alto player has performed with preachers like, E.V. Hill, Billy Graham, and Bishop L. H. Ford. His saxophone was considered too raucous for the gospel circuit when he began playing in the mid-60's, but eventually he became a favorite on the evangelical circuit. Terry interview him in 1991 when his album "I'm Alive" was released. (Rebroadcast)

23:00

Gospel Saxophonist Vernard Johnson.

Alto saxophonist Vernard Johnson He's a musical oddity, a gospel saxophonist. His saxophone was considered too raucous for the Gospel circuit when he began playing in the mid-60's, but eventually he became a favorite on the evangelical circuit.

22:55

Gospel Saxophonist Vernard Johnson.

Alto Saxophonist Vernard Johnson. He's best known for his Gospel playing, performing with preachers like, E.V. Hill, Billy Graham, and Bishop L. H. Ford. His saxophone was considered too raucous for the Gospel circuit when he began playing there in the mid-60's, but eventually he became a favorite on the evangelical circuit.

10:35

The Godfather of Soul's Sax Player

Maceo Parker was a member of James Brown's horn section. Parker was hired along with his brother, but soon made a name for himself. His new album is a straightforward jazz record, called Roots Revisited.

10:35

The Godfather of Soul's Sax Player

Maceo Parker was a member of James Brown's horn section. Parker was hired along with his brother, but soon made a name for himself. His new album is a straightforward jazz record, called Roots Revisited.

06:48

The Career of Saxophonist and Composer Manu Dibango

World music commentator Milo Miles reviews the career of the Afropop pioneer. Dibango grew up in Cameroon, played jazz in Paris, and later returned to his home country. He performs in a wide range of styles, from soul to smooth jazz.

24:27

Jazz Saxophonist Stan Getz

Getz dropped out of school and went on the road at 15. He only took a few lessons on his instrument, instead learning on the road, playing with other musicians. He's been popular in both jazz and pop. His latest album is Apasionado.

18:09

"Fake Jazz" Saxophonist John Lurie

Lurie's music is influenced by the soundtracks of classic noir films. He is also an actor, appearing recently in The Last Temptation of Christ and Wild at Heart. He joins Fresh Air to talk about his career, balancing practicing with performing, and his new, self-released album with the Lounge Lizards, Village of Chunk.

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