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Close Up: Grover Washington Jr

Jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. (1943 - 1999) recorded the album Aria just before his untimely death. Here he talks about combining the rich operatic tradition of solo vocal performances with the new improvisational vitality & phrasing of jazz . The album features some of the greatest operatic Arias from Puccini to Verdi.

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