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Jaki Byard: The Fresh Air Concert

The jazz pianist blends traditional forms with avant-garde harmonies. A favorite of the Fresh Air staff, he was commissioned to write and perform the program's theme song. He is joined by tuba and bass player Ralph Hamperian.


Other segments from the episode on June 5, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 5, 1987: Interview with Jaki Byard; Interview with Homesick James; Interview with Alan Splet; Review of the plays "As Is" and "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."


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