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A Visit with Legendary Musician and Educator Willie Ruff

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Alabama native and recently retired Yale University music professor Willie Ruff dropped by the WLRH studios to chat with Judy Watters about his years in the Army Band (joining at age 14), and his career with jazz musicians such as Miles Davis and Gil Evans.  Willie, along with Dwike Mitchell, took the concept of jazz to Russia, defying the government's prohibitions against this kind of music.

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