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Vinyl Report

August 18 @ 7:00 pm

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In this episode of The Vinyl Report, Dr. James T. Johnson Jr. Meets Kenny Clarke. Shortly after pianist Dr. James T. Johnson Jr. arrived in 1977 to pursue his doctorate in ethnomusicology at the University of Pittsburgh, he found himself living with a true Pittsburgh Jazz legend. Dr. J and his wife Pamela opened their Homewood home to Master drummer Kenny Clarke while he was taking Nathan Davis’ place teaching at Pitt. For this episode of the Vinyl Report, Dr. J offers his unique insights into Kenny Clarke’s life and music as we listen to Clarke’s 1956 recording, Kenny Clarke Meets the Detroit Jazzmen.