AirTalk for September 21, 2010

The Music and Legacy of Buddy Collette

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Buddy Collette's Original Westcoaster available on Fresh Sounds Spain

Buddy Collette, a seminal and original westcoaster, used five excellent rhythm sections. With his command of alto, tenor, clarinet and flute, he proved to be a musician of rare calibre, technically gifted, with flawless playing distinguished by fine tonal quality on each instrument.

Los Angeles Jazz legend Buddy Collette died Sunday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center at the age of 89. Collette was a jazz saxophonist, flautist and band leader who fought for the rights of African American musicians. He was also integral to educating and supporting young Jazz musicians. Larry discusses the music, life and legacy of Buddy Collette.

Guest:

James Newton, studied under Buddy Collette, composer, flutist and Professor at UCLA, very close friends with Buddy Collette for many years


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