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An Orchestra's Worth of Sound from a Single Instrument

Bassist Eberhad Weber's new album, on the ECM label, is airy, effects-laden, and often devoid of blues-inflected harmony. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says it's the kind of thing he usually hates -- but he still likes Weber's music.

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Other segments from the episode on May 8, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 8, 1989: Interview with Thurston Clarke; Review of Eberhard Weber's album "Orchestra"; Interview with Robert Pinsky; Review of the made-for-TV movie "Murder by…

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