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Beyond Central oral history transcript, 2000 : Bobby L. Bradford

Author: Bobby Bradford; Steven Louis Isoardi; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Beyond Central. Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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The interview begins with Bradford's youth in Mississippi, Los Angeles and Detroit, goes on to his early musical development in East Dallas, Texas, then continues through his education and musical career in Los Angeles and New York. The remainder centers on his career as one of the most important modern jazz artists and educators in Southern California. Major topics of discussion include notable jazz musicians from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Named Person: Bobby Bradford; Ed Blackwell; John Carter; Don Cherry; Ornette Coleman; John Coltrane; Stanley Crouch; Miles Davis; Duke Ellington; Dizzy Gillespie; Charles Moffett; Melba Joyce Moore; David Murray; Charlie Parker; Horace Tapscott
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Bobby Bradford; Steven Louis Isoardi; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
OCLC Number: 56940319
Notes: Transcript of a 11.9-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program.
Description: 2 volumes (xii, 308; vi, 309-530 leaves, bound) : portraits ; 28 cm
Responsibility: interviewed by Steven L. Isoardi.

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The interview begins with Bradford's youth in Mississippi, Los Angeles and Detroit, goes on to his early musical development in East Dallas, Texas, then continues through his education and musical career in Los Angeles and New York. The remainder centers on his career as one of the most important modern jazz artists and educators in Southern California. Major topics of discussion include notable jazz musicians from Texas and Los Angeles during the 1940s and '50s, the music of Ornette Coleman, the avant-garde jazz scene in Los Angeles, Bradford's musical partnership with John Carter, and the teaching of jazz in academia.

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