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Fresh Air, Robert Gottlieb and Robert Kimball

Written by: Terry Gross
Narrated by: Terry Gross
Length: 43 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Editors Robert Gottlieb and Robert Kimball on this edition of Fresh Air. Gottlieb and Kimball have collaborated on the new book Reading Lyrics, an anthology of some of the most important lyricists of the last century, including the lyrics of George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Dorothy Field, Frank Loesser, Johnny Mercer, and more. The book covers the time period 1900-1975. Gottlieb is the author of Reading Jazz, and Kimball is the editor of complete lyrics collections of Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, and Lorenz Hart. Also, we remember Jazz bassist Milt Hinton. He died yesterday at the age of 90. Hinton was one of the great jazz bass players, having played with musicians like Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday. Throughout his career, Hinton photographed the musicians he worked with, and the surroundings he moved through. His books of photographs are Bass Line: The Stories and Photographs of Milt Hinton, and Overtime: The Jazz Photographs of Milt Hinton. (Broadcast Date: December 20, 2000)
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