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Article: Chats with Cats

The Jazz DJ: Sheila Anderson of WBGO

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In this edition of Chats with Cats I interviewed an on-air host at one of the world's leading jazz radio stations. Sheila Anderson is someone who has worked in many communication mediums but I wanted to find out the status of jazz radio in particular, from someone who is at the center of the jazz broadcasting ...


Article: Interview

Q & A with Jimmy Cobb

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WBGO's afternoon Jazz host Michael Bourne sat down with jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb in March of 2005.Michael Bourne: How long have you been doing Jimmy Cobb's Mob?Jimmy Cobb: Well, it started out five, six, maybe more than that, years ago when I was doing an occasional teaching thing down at the New ...


Article: Interview

Gerald Wilson

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Gary Walker:The winner and recipient of so many awards that if I listed the mall, we’d be here the whole hour. Nominated six times for a Grammy award. An NEA recipient as a jazz master. His works are ensconced in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. He’s asked for them back by the way... No, he hasn’t. ...


Article: Interview

Classic Jackie McLean

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Alto saxophonist Jackie McLean has maintained a prolific career as a performer and composer that has spanned four decades. Here he talks about his latest Blue Note release Fire and Love, career experiences and his steadfast work as a music educator. Gary Walker: On your latest recording Fire and Love are your son René ...


Article: Interview

Classic Herbie Mann

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For the past 40 years, flutist Herbie Mann has taken the instrument in several different directions, performing in a wide variety of musical styles including straight-ahead and soul and pop-jazz, as well as world music, and most recently Eastern European music. A cancer survivor, Mann's latest project is a crusade for prostate cancer awareness.


Article: Interview

Diana Krall

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WBGO Afternoon Jazz host Michael Bourne chats with pianist and singer Diana Krall. They discuss her upcoming performance at Radio City Music Hall and her latest album The Look of Love. Michael Bourne: Do you ever feel dizzy from the whirlwind of everything that's been happening? Diana Krall: I think I was ...


Article: Interview

Cassandra Wilson

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WBGO-FM Midday Jazz host Rhonda Hamilton interviews singer Cassandra Wilson about her life and her new CD Belly of the Sun. Rhonda Hamilton: On Belly of the Sun you took inspiration from the Mississippi Delta where it was recorded. You are from Mississipi, born in Jackson, and you decided to go home to make this album, ...


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