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Ivan Moravec discusses his career, classical pianists, and composers. He also discusses his colleagues or contemporary pianists.
This is an interview with Adam Makowicz (Polish musician) in which he talks about the formation of his music career on jazz.
Langston Hughes, John Sellers, James Cotton, and Otis Spann discuss their origins and blues music. The interview focuses heavily on Langston Hughes and how deeply he is influenced by the blues. Hughes also discusses his upcoming book "An African Treasury" at length.
Ursula Oppens and Studs discuss contemporary avant-garde piano. Oppens performs pieces from contemporary composers.
Studs Terkel and Billy Taylor discuss the book "Jazz Piano: History and Development". They discuss jazz musicians and the history of jazz music. Includes excerpts of drums, piano, and orchestra playing in the background.
Presenting Mozart's Birthday program.
Terkel comments and presents a musical performance by Ursula Oppens
Studs Terkel and Lincoln Mayorga discuss the evolution of American popular piano music with Mayorga playing examples.
Studs interviews Billy Taylor about his performance at the Rick's Cafe at the Holiday Inn in Chicago. They discuss what has influenced Billy Taylor's jazz music. Taylor explains some of his work with various other jazz musicians. This edited version does not include the music recordings.
Sol Hurok discusses his work as an impresario, organizing events and bringing artists from around the world to the United States to perform. Studs Terkel plays songs by many of the artists and performers that Hurok has managed during the interview, including Feodor Chaliapin, Nellie Melba, Titta Ruffo, Luisa Tetrazzini, Sviatoslav Richter, Marian Anderson, and Arthur Rubinstein. Timestamps for each performance are as follows: 00:00:00-00:03:01 "Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila, Op.
Art Hodes discusses his history and influences on his career as a jazz and blues pianist. He tells stories of musicians he has worked with and how he keeps his performances fresh after playing for so many years. Music by Art Hodes is played throughout: "Chimes Blues", "Tennessee Waltz", "Grandpa's Spells", "Just a Closer Walk with Thee","Cakewalkin' Babies from Home", "Blues 'N Booze", and "Riverside Blues".
Blind John Davis, Chicago blues pianist, discusses his time playing in Germany and at the Blue Note jazz club, chitlin' parties, growing up on the West side of Chicago. He also recalls meeting and working with musicians like Tampa Red and Big Bill Broonzy. Music by John Davis (unless noted as another artist) is played throughout : "Jim Town Blues", "Every Day I Got the Blues", "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie", "Summertime", "Looking Up at Down"- Big Bill Broonzy, "Killer Diller Blues"- Memphis Minnie, "Moanin' the Blues", "When I Lost My Baby", and "Magic Carpet".
Presenting music soprano Elsa Charleston and pianist Abraham Stokman.