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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.
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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Gil Evans: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One

A two part interview with the composer Gil Evans, interviewed by Les Tomkins. The first part of the interview was conducted in 1978, and the second was in 1983. Featured here as separate interviews. 

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Gil Evans: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two

A two part interview with the composer Gil Evans, interviewed by Les Tomkins. The first part of the interview was conducted in 1978, and the second was in 1983. Featured here as separate interviews.

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Henry Mancini: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: Bringing Jazz Out From The Shadows 

Les Tomkins interviews the American composer, conductor and arranger (best remembered for his film and television scores).

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Henry Mancini: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Spotlighting the Composer

Les Tomkins interviews the American composer, conductor and arranger (best remembered for his film and television scores).

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Henry Mancini: Interview 3
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Three: The Mancini Method

Henry Mancini talks about his individual method of composing music. Interview by Les Tomkins.

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Jerry Fielding: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: From the Bands to the Films

Jerry Fielding discusses his past work in films and jazz combined. Interview by Les Tomkins.

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Jerry Fielding: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Speak the Truth

Jerry Fielding discusses in 1974 the importance of being true to music and speaking the truth rather than pleasing the public. Interview by Les Tomkins.

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John Dankworth: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: A Great Time for British Jazz

English jazz composer, saxophonist and clarinettist John Dankworth talks to Les Tomkins about different styles of jazz, and what it really means to "swing". 

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John Dankworth: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: His Present Band

English jazz composer, saxophonist and clarinettist John Dankworth talks to Les Tomkins about different styles of jazz, and what it really means to "swing". 

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