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McCann on track

Les McCann
Page added Mar 3, 2016 Updated Mar 13, 2016

Join broadcaster Marian McPartland for an archival interview featuring 'soul jazz' pianist and composer Les McCann, recorded in 1989.

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Pianist Les McCann shares and performs a number of his favouirte tunes on this episode, including his own works as well as tracks by Alec Wilder and Duke Ellington.

Presented by Marian McPartland
CD: Piano Jazz (Jazz Alliance TJA 12031)
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Mar 11, 2016. 2:00pm - 2:55pm

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Artist Biography


For the Australian rules footballer, see Les McCann (footballer). Leslie Coleman "Les" McCann (born September 23, 1935, in Lexington, Kentucky) is an American soul jazz pianist and vocalist whose biggest successes came as a crossover artist into R&B and soul. Biography: An early musical success for McCann was his winning of a Navy talent contest for singing; this led to an appearance on The Ed...

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On Mar 7, 2016. 9:25am
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Hi there, these artist bios are automatically generated from Wikipedia. Whilst we do our best in getting these accurate, some of these links do cross over with people of the same name.

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On Mar 4, 2016. 5:55pm
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Dear Moderator,

It might be an idea if you actually moderated and checked what appears on your website, instead of blindly allowing Wikipedia to make decisions for you. Look at the page for Les McCann!!!

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