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Say Brother; Mr. Jazz: A Profile of Billy Taylor


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Say Brother
Mr. Jazz: A Profile of Billy Taylor
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Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

A portrait of the great jazz pianist Billy Taylor. Known for his efforts to encourage broader knowledge of jazz music, Say Brother caught Mr. Taylor in rehearsal for the debut of his latest work, "Make a Joyful Noise," commissioned by Professor T.J. Anderson of Tufts University. Barbara Barrow-Murray interviews Taylor and Anderson on the pianist's contributions to music.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Mr. Jazz: A Profile of Billy Taylor,” 05/06/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_90B1C5A3396445F8861B8F60EDC80D97.
MLA: “Say Brother; Mr. Jazz: A Profile of Billy Taylor.” 05/06/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_90B1C5A3396445F8861B8F60EDC80D97>.
APA: Say Brother; Mr. Jazz: A Profile of Billy Taylor. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_90B1C5A3396445F8861B8F60EDC80D97
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