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Helen Merril on Her Work with Gil Evans

Merrill was one of the most acclaimed jazz stars of the 50s when she left America for Italy and then Japan. Early in her career she worked with arranger Gil Evans. She also worked with musicians Bill Evans, Clifford Brown, Ron Carter, and Wayne Shorter. Over the years she's recorded few albums compared with other singers. Her newest is "You And the Night and the Music" (Verve). (REBROADCAST from 5/26/88)


Other segments from the episode on July 31, 1998

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 31, 1998: Interview with Harry Greene; Interview with Helen Merrill; Review of the film "Baseketball."


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