Making Music: Conversations with Composer/Musicians
Between the two of them, Wynton Marsalis and B. B. King have jazz, classical music, and the blues covered. What are these towering composer/musicians like as writers and performers—and as people? This NewsHour program shares a few moments of their lives to look deeper.
• Wynton Marsalis—Jazzing the Pulitzer: Charlayne Hunter-Gault and a 35-year-old Wynton Marsalis talk about his jazz oratorio Blood on the Fields and the Pulitzer Prize he won for it—in the category usually reserved for classical music.
• B. B. King—Blues Master: Drawing on footage of B. B. King, his childhood friend the Reverend David Matthews, and King biographer Charlie Sawyer, Jeffrey Brown sheds light on the legendary blues master.
Added: November 20, 2014
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