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09:18

Billie Holiday's Voice Was Always Her Own

Holiday was born 100 years ago Tuesday in Philadelphia. Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead has some thoughts on Holiday's changing style, her influences, and singers she influenced.

07:53

Remembering Horace Silver, Hard Bop Pioneer.

Jazz pianist, bandleader and composer Horace Silver died Wednesday at age 85. Fresh Air critic Kevin Whitehead says that Silver had been off the scene awhile, but his influence is as strong as ever. Hear an appreciation.

03:04

Remembering Gerry Goffin

An excerpt from Fresh Air’s 2012 interview with CAROLE KING talking about her songwriting partner and former husband Gerry Goffin. Goffin died yesterday. This interview was originally broadcast on November 4, 2012.

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