Historic Jazz Interviews from Larry Queen

Written by user on October 16, 2015

Louis Armstrong (Photo Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

Lawrence Talmadge “Larry” Queen, a remarkable journalist, Jazz scholar, teacher, and activist based in North Carolina conducted a variety of remarkable interviews with Jazz luminaries–including Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck–which he and his family have generously licensed to Jazz at Lincoln Center to share with the public.

We invite you to listen through these amazing historical documents, and experience these artists with a new level of insight into their lives and personalities. Through …

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Albert “Tootie” Heath

Written by user on October 5, 2015

(Albert “Tootie” Heath; Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

2015 marked the 80th birthday of the legendary drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath. Part of a highly musical family (his brothers–Jimmy Heath and Percy Heath–have been some of the most influential artists in Jazz on saxophone and bass respectively), Tootie has graced some of the art form’s most esteemed records, and has worked with a veritable Who’s Who of Jazz.

Earlier, he joined us for an in-depth oral history, in which we discussed his life and music. …

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