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Willie Ruff Discusses His Life and Career.

Jazz French horn player Willie Ruff. Ruff's autobiography, "A Call to Assembly," chronicles his childhood in the South, his enlistment in the army in 1946, his gaining admission to Yale, and his decision to pass on a career in classical music and follow a life in jazz. It's published by Viking. (Rebroadcast. Original date 7/24/91).

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Other segments from the episode on September 30, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 30, 1991: Interview with Andre Dubois; Interview with Willie Ruff; Obituary for Miles Davis.

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