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Beyond Central oral history transcript, 2001 : Don Preston

Author: Don Preston; 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 Avenue. Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Database:WorldCat
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The interview begins with Preston's childhood in Michigan and continues with his development as a pianist, bassist and composer in jazz, new music, electronic music, and music for theater and film. Major topics discussed include musicians in the jazz avant-garde in Los Angeles from the late fifties to the present, venues for creative music in Los Angeles, multimedia expressions in art and Frank Zappa and the Mothers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Named Person: Don Preston; Carla Bley; Bobby Bradford; John Carter; Ornette Coleman; Bunk Gardner; Frank Zappa
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Don Preston; Steven Louis Isoardi; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
OCLC Number: 65223499
Notes: Transcript of a 6.15-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program.
Description: xiv, 188 leaves, bound : portraits ; 28 cm
Responsibility: interviewed by Steven L. Isoardi.

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The interview begins with Preston's childhood in Michigan and continues with his development as a pianist, bassist and composer in jazz, new music, electronic music, and music for theater and film. Major topics discussed include musicians in the jazz avant-garde in Los Angeles from the late fifties to the present, venues for creative music in Los Angeles, multimedia expressions in art and Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

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