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34:20

Franz Ferdinand's Frontman on Touring and Eating

Singer, guitarist, and author Alex Kapranos is the frontman for the Glasgow-based indie rock quartet Franz Ferdinand. The band, best known for its single "Take Me Out," has produced two hit CDs. Kapranos has a new book about eating on tour, called Sound Bites. The book is compiled partly from his column in London's Guardian newspaper about his gastronomic adventures.

13:15

Remembering Art Farmer.

We remember jazz musician Art Farmer. He died on Monday at the age of 71 from heart failure. Farmer was an important second-generation be-bop musician, and also known for his warm tone and lovely ballads on the trumpet and fluegelhorn. He worked with bands led by Wardell Gray, Horace Silver, and Gerry Mulligan. In the 1950s he formed the Jazztet, a sextet with saxophonist Benny Golson, and they wrote many compositions together. (REBROADCAST from 7/21/87)

21:27

From the Archives: Jazz Trumpeter Art Farmer.

Flugelhorn and trumpet player Art Farmer. This month the National Endowment for the Arts named him one of its 1999 American Jazz Masters. He joins such previous honorees as Dizzy Gillespie, Betty Carter, Miles Davis and Sarah Vaughan. Born in 1928 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Art Farmer made his first record in 1948 as a sideman with Kansas-City legend Jay McShann.

23:20

An Appreciation of Doc Watson: Three Decades as America's Premiere Flat-Picker.

Arthel "Doc" Watson, one of America's premier acoustic folk guitarists. His flat-pick style of playing traditional folk and bluegrass has made his sound one of the most distinctive of any folk artist. Watson is best known for his part in preserving the traditional ballads and melodies of southern Appalachia. (REBROADCAST from 8/26/88). There's a new retrospective box set of his music: "Doc Watson: The Vanguard years." (Vanguard Records).

21:30

Rosalie Sorrels Discusses Her Life and Career.

American folk singer Rosalie Sorrels may not be wildly famous but since the 1960s she's developed a near cult like following. Her admirers describe Sorrels as someone who has lived the life she now sings about. In fact, she was immortalized in a song by Nanci Griffith describing Sorrels as "Salt of the earth.....with a voice like wine." .Her newest CD is "Borderline Heart" by Green Linnet Records Inc. The book "Way Out in Idaho" is a collection of her poems, songs and recipes.

10:09

From the Archives: Clarinetist and Big Band Leader Woody Herman.

Band leader Woody Herman. This interview was originally recorded on August 19, 1986. Herman was the leader of numerous big bands, all variously called The Thundering Herd. His bands were noted for their dazzling improvisation combined with their incisive ensemble playing. (HERMAN died in 1987)

27:40

Three Decades as America's Premiere Flat-Picker

Doc Watson has announced he'll retire from touring -- though he'll continue playing music for the rest of his life. He joins Fresh Air to talk about his roots in North Carolina and his evolution as a guitar player. Watson often performed with his son Merle, who died in a tragic tractor accident.

27:48

Jazz Trumpeter Art Farmer

While he was still a teenager the musician moved with his twin brother from Phoenix to Los Angeles to find work as a jazz musician. His career later took him to New York and, eventually, Vienna, where he has lived for several years. He has recently reunited his old group, the Jazztet, with tenor saxophonist Benny Golson.

50:09

Jazz Trumpeter Art Farmer

While he was still a teenager the musician moved with his twin brother from Phoenix to Los Angeles to find work as a jazz musician. His career later took him to New York and, eventually, Vienna, where he has lived for several years. He has recently reunited his old group, the Jazztet, with tenor saxophonist Benny Golson.

28:08

Clarinetist and Big Band Leader Woody Herman

The jazz musician has spent most of his life on the road. Long after the golden era of the big bands, Herman continues to lead a large ensemble, all the while keeping up with contemporary jazz and pop music.

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