Talking jazz: oral history CDs in Lewis Music Library

An exciting new set of jazz oral history interviews on compact disc has arrived in the Lewis Music Library. “Talking Jazz” contains 60 conversations that musician/author/journalist Ben Sidran held with leading jazz musicians. These interviews were broadcast on National Public Radio in the 1980s.

Talking jazz: an oral history / by Ben Sidran. ML394.S532 2006 [CD] v.1-24 & booklet


  • CDs 1-3: Trumpet: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Don Cherry, Red Rodney, Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis.
  • CDs 4-8: Saxophone: Phil Woods, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Johnny Griffin, Frank Morgan, Charlie Rouse, David Murray, Arthur Blythe, Steve Lacy, Branford Marsalis, Michael Brecker, Grover Washington, Paquito D’Rivera, Pepper Adams, Archie Shepp.
  • CDs 9-13: Piano: Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Charles Brown, Jay McShann, Dr. John, Horace Silver, Les McCann, Joe Sample, Don Pullen, Barry Harris, Michel Petrucciani.
  • CDs 14-15: Drums: Art Blakey, Max Roach, Mel Lewis, Tony Williams, Paul Motian, Steve Gadd.
  • CD 16: Bass: Richard Davis, Marcus Miller.
  • CDs 17-19: Voice: Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Bobby McFerrin, Ken Nordine, Dave Frishberg, Donald Fagen, Mose Allison.
  • CD 20s 20-21: Guitar: George Benson, John Scofield, Steve Khan, Larry Coryell & Emily Remler, Kevin Eubanks.
  • CD 22: Arrangers: Gil Evans, Carla Bley, Clare Fischer.
  • CD 23: The Biz: Max Gordon, Rudy Van Gelder.
  • CD 24: The Author: Ben Sidran interviewed by Craig Werner.

CDs circulate for 3 days (limit of 5, no renewals). The Lewis Music Library is located in Bldg. 14E-109 and IAP hours are Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat-Sun, 1pm-5pm.