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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.
Art Farmer: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One

First of two interviews by Les Tomkins with American jazz trumpeter Art Farmer. Including tribute's from bandmate Ron Simmonds on his memories of Art Famer and his unique solo at Ronnie Scott's Club in 1974. 

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Art Farmer: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Interview of 1988

Second interview by Les Tomkins with American jazz trumpeter Art Farmer. Including his travelling and the ClarkeBoland band.

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Art Farmer: Interview 3
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Three: Memories of Art Farmer

Ron Simmonds writes about the life and musicianship of Art Farmer. 

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Bill Berry: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One:The Utilising of Uniqueness

Three interviews from Les Tomkins talking to American jazz trumpeter Bill Berry in 1980, 1984 and 1987 about the Duke of Ellington Orchestra and leading his own group the L.A. Big Band.

 

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Bill Berry: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: My Pleasurable Jazz Life

Second interview from Les Tomkins talking to American jazz trumpeter Bill Berry in 1984 about the L.A. Big Band. 

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Bill Berry: Interview 3
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Three: The pro's and con's of a part-time band

Third interview from Les Tomkins talkin to the American jazz trumpeter Bill Berry in 1987 about being in a part time band and it's peaks and downfalls. 

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Buddy Childers: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: The Great Awakening

Three interviews with American jazz trumpeter Buddy Childers by Les Tomkins in 1982. Which discuss Childers first trip to England.

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Buddy Childers: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Head Arrangements

Second interview with American jazz trumpeter Buddy Childers by Les Tomkins in 1982, which discusses Childers first trip to England. 

 

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Buddy Childers: Interview 3
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Three: A Positive Reason

Third interview with American jazz trumpeter Buddy Childers by Les Tomkins in 1982, wherein which Buddy discusses his reasons for playing the trumpet. 

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Clark Terry: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: The Jazz Language

Two Interviews by Les Tomkins with American swing and bop trumpeter Clark Terry in 1975. Terry, who was also a pioneer of the flugel horn, won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

 

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