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This section includes information and biographies about Jazz musicians. Many of the entries are from the Jazz Professional website – which has been taken over by the National Jazz Archive. You can still access the original Jazz Professional website here.
Ahmad Jamal: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: Pure Art

Two interviews by Les Tomkins with jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal disucss his musical career. Both interviews conducted in 1979. 

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Ahmad Jamal: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Producers

Two interviews bt Les Tomkins with jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal who discusses his musical career. Both interview conducted in 1979

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Al Cohn: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: Back to that Applause

The American saxophonist and composer talks to Les Tomkins twice in 1982; also, an interview by Tomkins from 1965. 

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Al Cohn: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: The Broadening World of a Player/Writer

The American saxophonist and composertalks to Tomkins about practice, other musicians and compositions.

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Alan Dean: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: Sucess Story

First interview in 2004 where vocalist Alan Dean talks to Ron Simmonds about his sucess in the television industry. 

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Alan Dean: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Testing the Water

A brief description about the career sucess of vocalist Alan Dean which includes his sucess in America and his European tour. 

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Alan Dean: Interview 3
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Three: Press Notices

Short reviews and dates from the press about Alan Dean and his musical career. 

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Andy Mackintosh
Tuesday 8th January 2013

A Briton in California

Andy Mackintosh talks to Les Tomkins about his experience being a British saxophonist travelling and playing across America in 1979. His father was also a jazz muscian who inspired him to play sax, and appreciate all instruments.

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Angela Morley
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Talking to Howard Lucraft, 1997

The English composer and conducter Angela Morley talks to Howard Lucraft about moving to America and her musical career. 

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Art Blakey: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: One of the Extroverts of Jazz

Les Tomkins talks to the American bandleader and drummer in 1963, 1973, and again in 1987 in three separate interviews.

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