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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.
Barney Kessel: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: At the Barney Kessel Guitar Clinic

Les Tomkins talks to Barney Kessel about his skills and style of playing the guitar. 

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Barney Kessel: Interview 3
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Three: The Jazz Wit and Wisdom of Barney Kessel

Les Tomkins talks to Barney about his onstage humour, what he has done in the US and other jazz musicians. 

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George Benson: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: My Present Group

Three interviews by Les Tomkins between 1974-1978 document the jazz guitarists George Benson's musical career. 

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George Benson: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: This Way and That

George Benson is interviewed by Les Tomkins about his musical life as a singer and guitarist. 

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George Benson: Interview 3
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Three: A Personality Thing

Les Tomkins questions George Benson on his vocal style, the music he listens to and the 'dry' guitar.

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Martin Taylor: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: Wonderful Opportunities

British guitarist Martin Taylor talks to Les Tomkins in 1983 in three separate interviews about his career.

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Martin Taylor: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Off at a Tangent

Martin talks to Les Tomkins about working with different artists, recording, reading music and performing. 

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Martin Taylor: Interview 3
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Three: The Number One Rule

British guitarist Martin Taylor talks to Les Tomkins in 1983 about recording and Buddy De Franco.

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