Clora Bryant started in music as a singer in her Baptist church, but took up the trumpet after her brother, Frederick Bryant (born March 21, 1918 who currently resides in Lawton, Oklahoma), left it on going into the Army
in 1941. She studied improvisation using a wire recorder to record her own soloing along with jazz records, and studying the results. She became adept at a variety of genres, from jazz to classical, and performing versions of famous jazz solos of the day. In addition, she honed her own unique improvisational skills in jam sessions along Central Avenue in Los Angeles, the center of the mid-'40s West Coast African-American jazz scene.
I first met Clora in the 80's a very delightful women. This interview we talk about her experience on central ave. And her friendship with all the greats musician such as Bird, Miles, Duke, Dizzy just to name a few. Enjoy this interview with the legend trumpetist Clora Bryant. This interview was recorded in 1986 at KXLU radio Station
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