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Interview with Valerie Capers, 1971

Capers, Valerie


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Title: Interview with Valerie Capers

Date: 1971

Physical Details: 1 sound cassette : analog ; 48 min., 30 sec.

Description: Capers, interviewed by Rolick, discusses her background and her work as a jazz pianist and composer, as well as the history of jazz. She performs one of her compositions, and demonstrates improvisation on a chord progression.

Interview conducted for Rolick's class "Black music and art," at Mercy College.

Creator: Capers, Valerie

Forms part of: Esther G. Rolick papers, 1940-1985

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: Valerie Capers and Esther G. Rolick. Interview with Valerie Capers, 1971. Esther G. Rolick papers, 1940-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 11747