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July 23, 2023
This week on Echoes of Indiana Avenue we’ll celebrate the July birthday of Charles Tyler – an important avant-garde saxophonist known for his work in free jazz music. Tyler spent much of his childhood in Indianapolis. He attended Crispus Attucks High School, and studied music with the Indianapolis Junior Symphony Orchestra. During his historic career, Tyler performed with many of the greatest legends in jazz – including Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Wes Montgomery, Albert Ayler, Billy Bang, Steve Lacy, and others.
We’ll share an hour of classic music from Charles Tyler and speak with his cousin Gregg Bacon, who calls Tyler a mentor and inspiration.