The Jazz Session #615: Bob Mintzer

Saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator Bob Mintzer’s latest album is called Soundscapes. In this interview, Bob talks about learning to arrange during his days with Buddy Rich; recording with the WDR Big Band; how he ended up on more than 1,000 recordings; his legacy as an arranger for student ensembles; his work as an educator; and more.


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