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'Monk': A New Look At An American Original.

Robin D.G. Kelley's new book, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, focuses on the career of the eccentric jazz pianist and composer. It reveals new details about Monk's life, music and mental health problems, and provides a glimpse into the New York jazz scene of the mid-twentieth century.

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Grammy Award-Winning Musician Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis has been playing the trumpet since he was 6, and won his first Grammy at 20 and has 9 total. He's also the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize. His latest album is The Magic Hour. (This Interview first aired Dec. 7, 1994.)

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Jazz Week: Jazz Saxophonist James Moody.

Jazz musician James Moody. Just after World War II, Moody joined the bebop big band of Dizzy Gillespie and played with Milt Jackson. His most famous recording is of an improvisatory piece he performed in 1949, now known as "Moody's Mood For Love." Terry talked to him in 1996, about his CD, "Young At Heart," (Warner Brothers) which had just been released. It is a collection of Frank Sinatra tunes. In this CD, MOODY performed as vocalist, tenor/alto/soprano saxist and flutist.

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Veteran Jazz Musician Olu Dara Finally Records His Own Music

After over 30 years in the business, Dara he's just released his first solo album, "Olu Dara: In the World: From Natchez to New York" (Atlantic). During the 70s and 80s Dara played in Art Blakey's band, as well as that of advante gardist Henry Threadgill and others. His new CD blends the two worlds and the two sounds that influenced him most: his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi and New York City where he lives now.

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John Szwed Discusses Sun Ra.

John Szwed has written a new biography of Sun Ra, the orchestra leader and piano player who claimed to be from outer space. His new book is "Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra" (Pantheon Books). Szwed is Musser Professor of Anthropology, African American Studies, Music and American Studies at Yale University.

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Trumpeter Louis Armstrong's Colorful Life and Critical Role in Jazz

Biographer Laurence Bergreen talks with Terry about his newest book "Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life". It is published by Broadway books. While this is certainly not the first biography of Armstrong, Bergreen used many of Armstrong's previously unexplored personal letters and diary entries. Bergreen traces Armstrong's life from his birth in New Orleans in 1901, through his four marriages, and his many contributions to American Jazz.

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Jazz Musician James Moody

Last year, Terry talked to him about his then new CD, "Young At Heart". It is a collection of Frank Sinatra tunes. Just after World War II, Moody joined the bebop big band of Dizzy Gillespie and played with Milt Jackson. His most famous recording is of an improvisatory piece he performed in 1949, now known as "Moody's Mood For Love." (REBROADCAST FROM JULY 23, 1996)

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The Quintessential Jazz Man Sonny Rollins

Rollins has been called the greatest living jazz improviser and the greatest virtuoso that jazz has ever produced. Rollins's latest release is "Silver City" (Milestone), a two disk anthology released by Milestone, his recording company, in celebration of their 25 year affiliation with Rollins. Rollins has played with musicians of modern jazz such as Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Bud Powell. (REBROADCAST from 2/2/94)

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Jazz Saxophonist James Moody

Moody's new CD, "Young At Heart" is a collection of Frank Sinatra tunes. Just after World War II, Moody joined the bebop big band of Dizzy Gillespie and played with Milt Jackson. His most famous recording is of an improvisatory piece he performed in 1949, now known as "Moody's Mood For Love." In the new CD, Moody performs as vocalist, tenor/alto/soprano saxist and flutist. He talks about his career and how his hearing problems have affected his career.

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From the Archives: Controversial Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis Enjoys Worldwide Recognition.

Grammy Award winning jazz musician Wynton Marsalis. He's been playing the trumpet since he was six, and won his first Grammy at 20. His albums include "The Majesty of the Blues," "Thick in the South," and "Citi Movement," with the Wynton Marsalis Septet. Marsalis is also the co-founder and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He recently broke up the Septet so he could spend more time with the Lincoln Center. "Sweet Swing Blues on the Road" (W.W.

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