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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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