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This section includes articles, interviews and biographies relating to professional and amateur musicians. It also includes reminiscence interviews with various community groups reflecting on their diverse investments in music. Some have been created during the NJA's IJR Project. Other entries are from the Jazz Professional website, now managed by the National Jazz Archive.
Ahmad Jamal: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: Pure Art

Two interviews by Les Tomkins with jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal discuss 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 by 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 composer talks to Tomkins about practice, other musicians and compositions.

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Alan Dean: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: Success Story

First interview in 2004 where vocalist Alan Dean talks to Ron Simmonds about his success 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 success of vocalist Alan Dean which includes his success 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 musician 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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