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David Young On WFIU’s Artworks

Currently in the works? A Night Lights program about David Young, the Indianapolis-based tenor saxophonist who passed away in February.

I’m currently working on a Night Lights program about David Young, the Indianapolis-based tenor saxophonist who passed away in February.

The Night Lights show will include

  • an unreleased recording of Young and cohort David Baker blowing long and hard at the Topper club in Indianapolis during the late 1950s
  • a Young solo with Mercer Ellington‘s Duke-legacy orchestra in the late 1970s

I’ll also have some remarks from David Baker about his lifelong friend and musical colleague. In the meantime, here’s a short preview, a five-minute segment I did last week for WFIU’s weekly program, Artworks.

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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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