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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 Blakey: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Speaks his mind

Art Blakey talks in depth about his experience drumming and the different styles of drumming there is to offer. Interview by Les Tomkins.

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Art Blakey: Interview 3
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Three: More messages from the messanger

Art Blakey discusses his views on being a 'Jazz Messanger'. Interview by Les Tomkins.

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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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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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Arvell Shaw: Interview 1
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview One: A Very Lucky Man

Three extracts from Ken Burns' interviews with the jazz double-bassists Arvell Shaw discuss his career. 

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Arvell Shaw: Interview 2
Tuesday 8th January 2013

Interview Two: Louis was a Giant 

Three extracts from Ken Burns' interviews with the jazz double-bassists Arvell Shaw discuss his career. 

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