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Document Details


Title: Charles Tolliver
Local code: Sc Visual VRA-191
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: Charles Tolliver is a jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and record company executive. Born March 6, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida, began playing cornet at age 8, at age 10 he moved to New York City. He studied pharmacy at Howard University three years, returned to NYC to pursue a life in music; performed and recorded with prominent musicians such as Max Roach afterwhich he formed his own group, Music, Inc., and his own recording company with Stanley Cowell, Strata-East Records. Currently he is involved in his recording business, performing, arranging and composing.
URL: http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/scl/MULTIMED/JAZZHIST/ctocat.htm
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Tolliver, Charles, 1942-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 6-Mar-1942
Speaker place of birth: Jacksonville, FL; Florida; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Composer; Jazz musician
Age at speaking: 51
Document location: New York, NY
Document date: 01-Apr-1993
Interviewer: Owens, Jimmy
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: OHI0024717-26420