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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 Morton: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: Everything Fell in Place

First of three interviews with American, New York born jazz trombonist Benny Morton in 1975. Morton was talking to Les Tomkins. 

 

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Benny Morton: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Fletcher Henderson

Second of three interviews with American, New York born jazz trombonist Benny Morton in 1975. Morton was talking to Les Tomkins. 

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Benny Morton: Interview 3
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Three: The Imitable Basie

Third interview with America, New York born jazz trombonist Benny Morton in 1975. Morton was talking to Les Tomkins. 

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Carl Fontana: Article 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Article One: Giants in Our Eyes

American jazz trombonist Carl Fontana is interviewed by Campbell Burnapp in 1988. Fontana played in band's backing artists such as Sammy Davis Jr and Tonny Bennet.

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Carl Fontana: Article 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Article Two: Jerry Fink in Las Vegas Sun

Columnist Jerry Fink writes about trombonist Carl Fontana and sources quotes from people who knew him well. 

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Don Lusher: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: They Were Tremendous Times

British jazz trombonist Don Lusher talks to Les Tomkins in 1973 and Jimmy Staples in 1971. He talks about the best moments of his career and the pleasure of working with Frank Sinatra.  

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Don Lusher: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Working with Frank Sinatra

British jazz trombonist Don Lusher talks to Jimmy Staples in 1971 about working with Frank Sinatra. 

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Jimmy Knepper: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: Reflections

Interviews with American jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper talking to Les Tomkins. Tomkins discusses matters such as his approach to the trombone and the instruments possibilities speaking between 1981 and 1982.

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