166: Larry Gray on multi-instrumentalism, thinking in jazz, and the history behind Chicago's Jazz Showcase Dec. 7, 2015

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We're featuring an interview with bassist Larry Gray on this week's episode. Larry's multi- instrumental path has taken him through performance on guitar, flute, cello, and piano in addition to bass. Larry is in high demand as a jazz bassist in Chicago, performing regularly for decades at Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase, and he teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Enjoy! ## About Larry Born on Chicago’s south side, Larry Gray is considered by many to be one of jazz music’s finest double bassists. His impressive versatility and uncommon musical curiosity keep him in demand as both a …

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