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Revisiting The Masters

Sunday, June 21

This week on Straight No Chaser, we take another trip in the wayback machine to hear from jazz masters Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith and Horace Silver. All three musicians made significant contributions to the evolution of bop. Silver, a pianist and composer, used his background in a variety of genres such as gospel and Latin American music, as well as his family ties to Cape Verde, to influence his compositions.