Radio Interview/Book Review – New Books in Jazz

Doc interviews S. Duncan Reid about his new book, Cal Tjader:  The Life and Recordings of the Man who Revolutionized Latin Jazz published by McFarland and Company, Inc., (2013)  on the New Books Network.

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To hear the interview and read the review click here

Duncan Reid has written a meticulously researched and detailed account of the performances and recording career of Bay Area-born and small group Latin-jazz innovator and vibraphonist Cal Tjader. Tjader’s high-energy yet lyrical and melodic playing introduced new demographics of jazz listeners to the soulful sound of Latin jazz for four decades beginning in the 1940s and ending with Tjader’s untimely death at the age of 56 in 1982.

Reid details Tjader’s uncanny ability to soak up ever-evolving stylistic and percussive nuances – and discusses his collaborations with and influences on other Latin jazz innovators such as Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Poncho Sanchez, Vince Guaraldi, Michael Wolff and many, many more.

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Radio Interview/Book Review – New Books in Jazz

Doc interviews music professor, musicologist and jazz pianist Dr. Keith Waters about his new book, The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-1968 published by Oxford University Press, 2011 on the New Books Network.

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To hear the interview and read the review click the link below:

http://newbooksinjazz.com/

Speaking Appearance

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The Brown Bomber, the Blues Man and the Blast, Sir Francis Drake High Little Theater, San Anselmo, CA, 10:00 AM November 22.

Doc will present for the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Legacy Series  “The Brown Bomber,  The Blues and the Blast: Sports, Social Justice and Legacy of Joe Louis and Jackie Robinson in the Armed Forces in WWII” and the music that helped shape American attitudes about race during the WWII years.

More songs were written about Joe Louis than any other athlete in American history. The United States Army was segregated during WWII, but was ultimately desegregated in 1948 – The music was a part of it – bluesman Josh White made an impression on the Roosevelt Administration as well as on a young student at Harvard and later WWII war hero named John F Kennedy. You won’t get this kind of information anywhere else!