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Doctor Billy Taylor and Jay Craig

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 29 September 2013

Graham is in conversation with pianist, composer and educator Doctor Billy Taylor. He recalls how at the end of the Swing Era in the 1940s, the Big Bands attempted the leap from Swing to Be-Bop. In part two, saxophonist Jay Craig remembers his three years as a member of the Buddy Rich Big Band. Graham’s musical theme this week is “duets”.

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