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December 11, 2013
Arts & Culture
An Interview with Saxophone and Clarinet Great Bob Wilber
Tom spoke with the renowned clarinetist and saxophonist when Wilber was visiting the area on September 14. Wilber was born in Scarsdale, NY in 1928, and began taking clarinet lessons with the legendary Sidney Bechet in his mid-teens. He went on to record with Bechet in 1947, and subsequently performed with Benny Goodman and Billy Strayhorn before co-founding Soprano Summit. In recent years, he has led the Bechet Legacy Band and conducted performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is the author of a memoir, Music Was Not Enough.
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