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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.
Benny Goodman: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: On Tour With the British Big Band 

Les Tomkins reports the news that there will be a European tour of Benny Goodman and his Big Band.

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Benny Goodman: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Benny Did Something Great for Humanity

Lionel Hampton talks to Les Tomkins in 1970 about Benny Goodman.

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Billy May: Article 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Article One: The Ultimate Instrument

American composer, arranger and trumpeter Billy May discusses writing jazz for cinema, working with orchestras, and the changing band scene with Les Tomkins in 1982. 

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Burt Rhodes: Article 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Article One: An Organised Man

Kind words from fellow musicians and a biography by Ron Simmonds.

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Chico Hamilton: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: Something Different

American drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton talks to Les Tomkins twice in 1972.  

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Chico Hamilton: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Give Credit to the Innovators

Chico talks about who's style of drumming he respects and how he hopes he might have an influence on young drummers. Interview by Les Tomkins.

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