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Terkel comments and presents musical performance by Buddy Charles
Tribute to Buck Clayton
Music producer John Hammond and jazz critic for Down Beat magazine John McDonough discuss: Hammond's career; the artists he worked with; the artists he was the first to sign; social reform; and more. The following musical excerpts are played: "7 Come 11"; "Sauce"; "Talking Union"; "Blowing In the Wind"; "Today I Sing The Blues"; and "Live Embers".
Presenting music with music producer (impresario) John Hammond. The following topics were discussed: various recordings; his encounters with famous jazz musicians; the first time he met Billie Holiday; the song "Strange Fruit"; improvisation; racial reform; Bessie Smith's death; and uniting rural and urban artists. The following musical excerpts were played: "7 Come 11"; "This Years Kisses"; "Lady Be Good"; "Young Woman's Blues"; "What More Can Jesus Do"; and "Piney Brown Blues".
Marian McPartland discusses jazz music, her husband Jimmy McPartland, and her career.
Studs Terkel interviews jazz musician Anita O'Day.
Red Saunders discusses jazz music and jazz musicians.
Marian McPartland discusses her career, the role of women in jazz, and jazz music.