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Jazz Musicians With Long Performance Careers-Part 1

Jan 31, 2015

Please join me on Jazz Unlimited Sunday, February 1 from 9:00 pm to midnight for “Jazz Musicians With Long Performance Careers-Part 1.”  While many jazz fans think that jazz musicians die young, data shows that this is not the case.  The month of February will be devoted to the music of over 200 major jazz artists who have performing careers of fifty years and longer.  Some of the 72 musicians heard on tonight’s show are George Shearing, Clark Terry, Flip Phillips, Illinois Jacquet, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, Ahmad Jamal, Charlie Haden, Charles Lloyd, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Sun Ra and Dr. Lonnie Smith.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.

The Audio Archive of the show will be available until the morning of February 9, 2015

Here is a video of Illinois Jacquet (ts) in France at Maison de L´ortf in 1973 with Wild Bill Davis (org) and Gus Johnson (d) playing "Blues for Louisiana."