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Jazz Musician and Author Arthur Taylor.

Drummer Arthur Taylor. He's played with Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk and he's put together a new expanded collection of interviews he's done with fellow musicians: "Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews," (Da Capo Press). It's one of the few books about black jazz musicians by a black man, and because of that Taylor's subjects were able to talk freely about the role of black artists in white society. It includes interviews with Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Max Roach, Betty Carter, Thelonious Monk and others.

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Other segments from the episode on February 21, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 21, 1994: interview with Nathan McCall; Interview with Arthur Taylor; Review of Wendy Law-Yone's novel "Irrawaddy Tango."

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