Our Gathering Places Oral History Project: Interview with Gene Adams
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gene Adams was a jazz musician at the time of the interview. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Appeal and influence of bebop form of jazz. Improvisation and virtuosity. Similarities and differences between bebop and hip hop. Important messages of jazz. Personal relations among musicians. Scat and progression of scat to lyrics and comedic stories. Relating music evolution to African American experiences.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
8 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:31:01 running time
Creation Interviewee: Adams, Gene
Interviewer: Kretsedemas, Philip
Dates Creation: 04/15/1997
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 100
Accession Number AV2003.65.1
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Our Gathering Places Oral History Project'

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