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Jazz at LACMA: Meet the Musicians – Azar Lawrence

Jazz at LACMA: Meet the Musicians – Azar Lawrence

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Mitch Glickman and Azar Lawrence.

Chart positions

This show was 23rd in the global interview chart.

In this episode of Jazz at LACMA: Meet the Musicians, Mitch Glickman speaks with legendary saxophonist and recording artist Azar Lawrence.

Azar Lawrence is best known for his work with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Elvin Jones, and McCoy Tyner. He has composed, produced and performed with acclaimed jazz luminaries McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones. Lawrence started his career when he was seventeen playing with Clark Terry and Muddy Waters on overseas tours. He joined Tyner's band as tenor saxophonist following John Coltrane’s death.

Azar talks about performing throughout the years, how Los Angeles shaped him as a musician, and comments a bit about dealing with racism at this moment in time.

Jazz at LACMA logo including Chris Burden's Urban Light (2008), art © Chris Burden/licensed by The Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York