Max Roach Interview, 1979
Jazz Beat
by Tom Reney
3M ago
Tom Reney's very first interview was with famed jazz drummer, Max Roach ..read more
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Houston Person
Jazz Beat
by Tom Reney
3M ago
Jazz Beat from New England Public Media features host Tom Reney's research and love for the music, one artist at a time. In this outing, he spends some time with the work of Houston Person ..read more
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Jazz Beat #59 - Jazz critic Gary Giddins on Sonny Rollins
Jazz Beat
by Tom Reney
3M ago
Jazz critic Gary Giddins talks to Tom Reney about Sonny Rollins ..read more
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Jazz Beat 58 - Billy Boy Arnold Part Two
Jazz Beat
by Tom Reney
2y ago
For Jazz Beat 57 and 58, Tom Reney spoke with Billy Boy Arnold about his autobiography, THE BLUES DREAM OF BILLY BOY ARNOLD ..read more
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Jazz Beat 57 - Billy Boy Arnold Part One
Jazz Beat
by Tom Reney
2y ago
For Jazz Beat 57 and 58, Tom Reney spoke with Billy Boy Arnold about his autobiography, THE BLUES DREAM OF BILLY BOY ARNOLD ..read more
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Jazz Beat 56 - Ricky Riccardi and Tom Reney, Part Three
Jazz Beat
by Tom Reney
2y ago
In Part 3 of Tom Reney's interview with Ricky Riccardi, author of Heart Full of Rhythm: The Big Band Years of Louis Armstrong, they discuss Armstrong's tour of England in 1932, and his European sojourn in 1934-35; his top billing in the movie, Pennies From Heaven; his groundbreaking achievement as the first African American host of a network radio series; and the controversy over his 1938 recording, "When the Saints Go Marching In ..read more
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Jazz Beat 55 - Peter Guralnick Interview, Part Two
Jazz Beat
by Tom Reney
2y ago
In part two of Tom Reney's interview with Peter Guralnick, they discuss three of the subjects of Guralnick's book, Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing: Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, and country music legend, Dick Curless, whose career began in the late 1940s in Ware, Massachusetts ..read more
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Jazz Beat 54 - Peter Guralnick
Jazz Beat
by Tom Reney
2y ago
In 2015, Tom Reney spoke with Peter Guralnick about his biography, Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock & Roll. And now in a two-part Jazz Beat, he’s interviewed Peter about six of the American music legends who are profiled in Guralnick’s new book, Looking to Get Lost: Adventures In Music & Writing: Robert Johnson, Skip James, Johnny Cash, Howlin’ Wolf, Dick Curless and Ray Charles ..read more
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Jazz Beat 53 - Ricky Riccardi and Tom Reney, Part Two
Jazz Beat
by Tom Reney
2y ago
In Part Two of Tom Reney's conversation with Ricky Riccardi about his new book, Heart Full of Rhythm: The Big Band Years of Louis Armstrong, Riccardi discusses Armstrong's skirmishes with Prohibition-era gangsters and managers; the trumpeter's triumphant return to his birthplace of New Orleans in 1931; and the massive archive of self-documentation in letters, scrapbooks, and tape recordings that Armstrong left for posterity ..read more
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Jazz Beat 52 - Ricky Riccardi and Tom Reney Discuss Louis Armstrong, Part One
Jazz Beat
by Tom Reney
2y ago
Tom Reney spoke with Louis Armstrong biographer Ricky Riccardi about his new book, Heart Full of Rhythm, The Big Band Years of Louis Armstrong. In the first of a multi-part interview, they discuss Armstrong’s breakthrough in the early 1930s as a popular artist; his first recordings of Broadway show tunes; and the mixed response that Armstrong received during this period from critics in the U.S. and Europe ..read more
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