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The Man Before Miles: Freddie Webster

From: WFIU
Series: Night Lights Classic Jazz
Length: 59:00

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Hour-long program of classic jazz featuring the life and work of trumpeter Freddie Webster. Read the full description.

Webster002_small Trumpeter Freddie Webster is one of the great lost-legend stories of jazz, significant because he influenced both Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, little-known because he recorded only a few scattered solos and because he died at the age of 30 in 1947. We’ll hear the most significant ones, including an anthemic “Yesterdays” with the Jimmie Lunceford Big Band, two sides apiece from sessions with Sarah Vaughan and Bud Powell, “I Fell for You” with Miss Rhapsody, recordings done with Louis Jordan’s Tympani Five, the last and rarely-heard solo that Webster ever recorded (”Perdido”), and many more. Hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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Trumpeter Freddie Webster is one of the great lost-legend stories of jazz, significant because he influenced both Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, little-known because he recorded only a few scattered solos and because he died at the age of 30 in 1947. We’ll hear the most significant ones, including an anthemic “Yesterdays” with the Jimmie Lunceford Big Band, two sides apiece from sessions with Sarah Vaughan and Bud Powell, “I Fell for You” with Miss Rhapsody, recordings done with Louis Jordan’s Tympani Five, the last and rarely-heard solo that Webster ever recorded (”Perdido”), and many more. Hosted by David Brent Johnson.

Timing and Cues

FROM: WFIU-Bloomington

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Total Program Length: 59:00

00:00 Segment 1: Program Intro
Incue: Theme Music

01:00 Segment 2: Optional Cutaway for News

06:00 Segment 3: Program Part 1
Outcue: “…Memphis Mafia’ on Night Lights.”

30:08 Segment 4: MIDPOINT BREAK (1:00 music bed)

31:08 Segment 5: Program Part 2

59:00 End Program

Related Website

http://wfiu.org/nightlights/the-man-before-miles-freddie-webster/