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Jazz Cameos

Hugh Masekela and Byrds

Trumpeter Hugh Masekela, who played on the Byrds' "So You Want To Be A Rock n' Roll Star," with the band in 1967.

Even if you don't usually listen to jazz, chances are that you've heard Sonny Rollins, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Hugh Masekela, Chet Baker, and other jazz luminaries... did you know that it was Rollins soloing on the Rolling Stones' "I'm Just Waiting on a Friend"? Woods on Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are"? West Coast saxophonist Curtis Amy wailing away on the Doors' "Touch Me"? Hear all of these and more as we explore "Jazz Cameos" on this edition of Night Lights.

UPDATE: check out Jazzwax blogger Marc Myers' interview with Phil Woods on the story behind his appearance on "Just the Way You Are".

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