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Document Details


Title: Larry Ridley
Local code: Sc Visual VRA-189
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Collection: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project
Description: Larry Ridley is a double-bass player and teacher of jazz history. Born September 3, 1937 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Ridley played violin as a child and switched to double-bass in high school. Ridley has performed and recorded extensively, worked for the National Endowment for the Arts and other music education organizations; is currently teaching jazz history and performing with his Jazz Legacy Ensemble.
URL: http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/scl/MULTIMED/JAZZHIST/lrcat.htm
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ridley, Larry, 1937-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 3-Sep-1937
Speaker place of birth: Indianapolis, IN; Indiana; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Jazz musician; Oral historian; Teacher
Age at speaking: 59
Document location: New York, NY
Document date: 30-Jul-1996
Interviewer: Murray, James Briggs
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Chicago, IL; History; Illinois; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Music; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Jazz scene; Music history
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024712-26404