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Jazz Profiles: The Spirit of the Nineties by Reginald Carver & Lenny Bernstein

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Handy and concise, this collection of brief Q&A interviews with 40 contemporary jazz artists, accompanied by thumbnail biographies, lists of selected recordings, and arresting photos, should be useful to anyone interested in the careers of Carver’s and photographer Bernstein’s chosen subjects. The chapters are arranged according to instrumental groupings and feature such musicians as Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Wallace Roney, Branford Marsalis, James Carter, Joshua Redman, Bobby Watson, Don Byron, Craig Handy, Steve Turre, Bill Frisell, Russell Malone, Geri Allen, Cyrus Chestnut, Marcus Roberts, Christian McBride, Reginald Veal, Cindy Blackman, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kevin Mahogany.

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