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Olu Dara's Jazz and Rhythm Fusion.

Jazz trumpeter, cornetist, and composer Olu Dara describes his music as "rhythmic fusion," and is the leader of the Okra Orchestra. His live shows are unusual among jazz concerts due to their dancing audiences. Dara joins the show to discuss his life, career, and contemporary jazz.

11:30

Trumpeter Buck Clayton Lets Us Into His "Jazz World."

Trumpeter and composer Buck Clayton. Clayton was one of the most prominent members of Count Basie's original band. But when a lip problem hurt his playing, he turned to composing and arranging. Clayton now leads a band that performs his own compositions. (Rebroadcast. Originally broadcast on Wednesday, October 14, 1987.)

11:19

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."

11:23

Jazz Legend Lester Bowie Interprets Rhythm and Blues.

Jazz trumpeter Lester Bowie (BOO-ee). Bowie is considered one of the most original trumpeters in jazz, and a master of horn effects. Bowie started out playing with St. 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 Jazz Fantasy. Their latest album is "Serious Fun." (Rebroadcast. Original date 11/3/89).

23:15

Jazz Trumpeter Red Rodney.

Jazz trumpeter Red Rodney. Rodney's played with the greats...Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Charlie Parker, among many others. He has a new album, called "Code Red," on the Continuum label.

14:57

Keeping Rare Mingus Compositions Alive.

Jazz trumpeter Jack Walrath. Walrath is the musical director of Mingus Dynasty Band, a group that continues to explore the compositions of the late Charles Mingus. Their new album is called "The Next Generation." (It's on Columbia Records).

16:01

Jazz Musician Jack Sheldon on Trumpet and Vocals

For many years, Sheldon was bandleader and sidekick for Merv Griffin's talk show. He sang with Benny Goodman, was a childhood friend of Chet Baker's, and played burlesque with Lenny Bruce. He's just released a new record of standards, called "On My Own."

16:02

Jazz Musician Jack Sheldon.

Trumpeter and Singer, Jack Sheldon. For many years he was bandleader and sidekick for Merv Griffin's talkshow. Sheldon has been involved with some of the great names of jazz: he sang with Benny Goodman, was a childhood friend of Chet Baker's, and played burlesque with Lenny Bruce. He has a new record of standards: "On My Own" (Concord Records). (REBROADCAST from 6/9/93)

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