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Illinois Jacquet Brings Back the Big Band

The tenor saxophonist's father led a big band; Jacquet later played with Count Basie's group. He says that, early on, he was able to imitate the sound of great musicians of his era, but was slow to develop his own style.

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Other segments from the episode on May 15, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 15, 1989: Interview with Tobias Wolff; Review of the film "Let's Get Lost"; Interview with Illinois Jacquet; Review of the television shows "Family Ties" and …

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