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Bob Wilber

Clarinettist and saxophonist Bob Wilber joins Alyn Shipton to look back on his career.

Traditional jazz clarinettist and saxophonist Bob Wilber joins Alyn Shipton for a look back at the highlights of his career, with recordings from the 1940s to the 2000s.

Eighty-one-year old Bob Wilber is one of the leading clarinettists and saxophonists in traditional jazz, and he joins Alyn Shipton to look back at the highlights of a career that began when Bob was a teenage pupil of the great Sidney Bechet. The programme covers recordings from the 1940s to the present day and includes Wilber's dramatic recreations of Ellington for the Francis Ford Coppola film The Cotton Club.

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