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Dave Brubeck tells the story of how the album Time Out came to be released and the record label’s initial reaction to the platinum selling album.
Brubeck recounts the story about a piece of music he wrote for an “easy laugh” but was the musician’s effort to make a statement about segregation.
Billy Taylor describes the jazz scene in Washington D.C. and his trips to the Howard Theater as a teenager.
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The panelists share their thoughts on the evolution of jazz music.
Brubeck and Lewis share their thoughts on music education in the United States.
Jazz Master, Dave Brubeck, discusses how he adopted his own sound while serving overseas during World War II.
Ramsey Lewis describes how jazz has transformed over the years from the music of the “folk.”
A Sound to Last Through the Ages: Dr. Billy Taylor shares his thoughts on the long-standing interest in Django Reinhardt through the years.
The Influence of a Genius: Dr. Billy Taylor discusses Reinhardt's influence on fellow jazz musicians, including jazz guitarists Charlie Christian and Al Casey.
From France to the United States: Dr. Billy Taylor reflects on the fervor surrounding Django Reinhardt's emergence on the American jazz scene.
The Billy Taylor Trio and poets both local and national skat, signify, and do some soul stirring in an improvisational jam session.
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- Jazz in DC an audio podcast series from ARTSEDGE, the Kennedy Center's arts education network
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- The Jazzman Goeth ... By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post, 3/27/05