Interview with Mark Stryker

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Jazz on the Tube interviews Mark Stryker, author of the book “Jazz from Detroit.”

I put an exclamation point on this one.


Because if you don’t know the Detroit jazz story, it’s going to shock you.

But don’t take it from me…

“There is no other city like Detroit: the musicians, the vibe, the people.” – Sonny Rollins

“No city has meant more to American musical culture than Detroit.” – Pat Metheny

You want names?

How about Donald Byrd, Wardell Gray, Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Howard McGhee, Major Holley, Gerald Wilson, Alice Coltrane, Al McKibbon, Billy Mitchell, Geri Allen, Lucky Thompson, and Kenny Burrell.

And that’s the short list from just one Detroit high school.

Click here for more info about Jazz from Detroit.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!

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