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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.
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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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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Art Pepper: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: The Evolution of an Individualist

Art Pepper discusses finding and developing his own musical style, his personal journey through addiction, and the influence of his wife, jazz musician Laurie Pepper, over three interviews with Les Tomkins, 1979-1981.

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Art Pepper: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: A Rich Past, A Bright Future

Art Pepper discusses finding and developing his own musical style, his personal journey through addiction, and the influence of his wife, jazz musician Laurie Pepper, over three interviews with Les Tomkins, 1979-1981.

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Art Pepper: Interview 3
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Three: New Fields Still to Conquer

Art Pepper discusses finding and developing his own musical style, his personal journey through addiction, and the influence of his wife, jazz musician Laurie Pepper, over three interviews with Les Tomkins, 1979-1981.

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Benny Carter: Article 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Article One: Splendid Musicianship

Jazz historian Harry Francis documents the impact of Benny Carter on British orchestra and studio band jazz, written in 1974. Also, a personal rememberance by John Altman (2003).

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Benny Golson: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: Recent Reunion

Interviews by Les Tomkins with American bebop jazz tenor Benny Golson in 1983.

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Benny Golson: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Variety and its Virtues

Interviews by Les Tomkins with American bebop jazz tenor Benny Golson in 1983.

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