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Gary Giddins Discusses Charlie Parker and Keeping Big Band Music Alive.

Gary Giddins, jazz critic for The Village Voice and author of the books Celebrating Bird: the Triumph of Charlie Parker, and Rhythm-a-ning: Jazz Tradition and Innovation in the 80s. He is the founder of the American Jazz Orchestra, which performs important and neglected jazz works of the past.

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Other segments from the episode on March 1, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 1, 1988: Interview with Gary Giddins; Commentary on Percy Sledge; Interview with Mary Gordon; Review of Jonathan Kozol's novel "Rachel and Her Children."

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