Remembering Jazz Trumpeter Lester Bowie The noted trumpeter was on was only 58 when he died of liver cancer in 1999. Despite his short career, Bowie made significant contributions to jazz, exploring the avant-garde with techniques like blats, growls and half-valve effects.
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Remembering Jazz Trumpeter Lester Bowie

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Remembering Jazz Trumpeter Lester Bowie

Remembering Jazz Trumpeter Lester Bowie

Remembering Jazz Trumpeter Lester Bowie

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Trumpeter Lester Bowie was only 58 when he died of liver cancer in 1999. Despite his short career, Bowie made significant contributions to jazz, exploring the avant-garde with techniques like blats, growls and half-valve effects. He is best-known for his work with the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy. In 2000, he was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.

This interview was originally broadcast Nov. 3, 1989.

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