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Third Stream Music with Gunther Schuller.

Composer, arranger, conductor Gunther Schuller. One of the most ardent supporters of new music, Schuller is equally at home with the music of bebop and the big band era as he with the 12-tone classical composers. Schuller is the past head of the New England Conservatory of Music, where he founded the New England Conservatory's Ragtime Band. In the late 40s, when he first cultivated his eclectic approach to music, Schuller held jobs simultaneously with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and with Miles Davis' tuba band.

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Other segments from the episode on June 3, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 3, 1988: Interview with Gunther Schuller; Interview with BeauSoleil; Interview with Gerald Petievich; Review of the film "Carol Burnett's Personal Best."

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