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Clarinet Virtuoso Alvin Batiste Releases a Spirited Album.

Jazz Critic Kevin Whitehead reviews "Bayou Magic," a new album by clarinetist Alvin Batiste. Since the 50s, Batiste has been a key figure in the modern jazz movement in New Orleans. Under the auspices of the State Department, he has toured the world extensively, and is also a teacher at Southern University in Baton Rouge, where his students have included Branford Marsalis and Donald Harrison.

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Other segments from the episode on August 21, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 21, 1989: Interview with Shelley Winters; Review of Alvin Batiste's album "Bayou Magic"; Interview with Christopher Alexander; Review of the television program …

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