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Alto and Soprano Saxophonist
"I think [jazz] is international now. There are great jazz players everywhere in the world. Where is the music going? I don't know where the next Bird is coming from."
   -- Gary Foster on the future of jazz.
Being an in-demand studio musician has both its ups and downs. While it may bring steady work and pay, too often its downside is that it studio musicians seldom gain name recognition. Such is the case with woodwind virtuoso Gary Foster, who, in addition to working with some of the best film studio arrangers and composers such as Henry Mancini and Clare Fischer. On this program, recorded live at the Carlson Center in Overland Park, KS, Dr. Taylor welcomes Foster to join his trio in some fine renditions of Cole Porter's "What Is This Thing Called Love," Tad Dameron's "Hot House" Johnny Green's "Body & Soul," and other jazz standards.

On-demand audio from this show:
Listen to Gary talk about his formative years as a clarinetist.
Listen to Gary explain musicians develop their personal sounds.
Listen to Gary explain his methods of teaching jazz history.
Listen to Gary talk about he prepares for a studio engagement.
Listen to Gary give his thoughts on the future of jazz.

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