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Al Jarreau says that Jon Hendricks' lyrics can appear simple, but contain "depths of meaning."
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September 16, 2011 The paragon of vocal cool courted his wife of nearly 35 years with Hendricks' vocalese lyrics. And to this day, Jarreau still considers the elder statesman a major influence on his music, as he reveals in this Q&A.
October 27, 2006 Farai Chideya talks with legendary jazz artists George Benson and Al Jarreau about their friendship and why it took more than 30 years for them to collaborate on their first CD Givin It Up.
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June 24, 2005 News and Notes with Ed Gordon concludes its three-part roundtable series on the art and business of African-American music. This week, we talk with three professionals who've been on the business and creative sides of the music industry — and who know all too well the business of music.
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February 11, 2005 NPR's Ed Gordon catches up with Grammy nominee Al Jarreau, rehearsing at a "Grammy Salute to Jazz" event on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Jarreau performs and talks about creating a jazz album for the first time. Jarreau's CD Accentuate the Positive is up for the Best Jazz Album Grammy.
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