06/037 Guide to the Bruce Tater Collection Tater Bruce Finding Aid Authors: Maristella Feustle.

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Guide to the Bruce Tater Collection Music Library Overview of the Collection Bruce Tater Collection 06/037 Tater, Bruce, 1928-2011 15.00 English Music Library Biographical Information:

Bruce Tater was a jazz radio personality at KERA (Dallas) and KETR (Commerce). An obituary is available via the Greenville (Texas) Herald-Banner.

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Topical Term: Jazz Radio broadcasting
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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of approximately 15 boxes of papers, recordings of radio interviews, and other sound recordings, mostly in connection with Tater's career as host of jazz radio shows, principally at KJZY (Sonoma County, CA), and KETR (Commerce, TX).

Detailed List of Contents id29525 Papers id32020 1 20505 id32021 1 1 Artist biographies Scope and Contents

From email and other online sources, including AllAboutJazz.

id32022 1 2 Artist biographies id32023 1 3 Artist biographies id32024 1 4 Artist biographies id32025 1 5 Artist biographies id32026 1 6 Assorted papers Scope and Contents

Primarily printouts of e-mails on various subjects.

id32027 1 7 Assorted photos Scope and Contents

Primarily publicity materials from broadcast subjects.

id32028 1 8 Materials for Benny Carter centennial broadcast 2007 id32029 1 9 Art of Sound: schedules and related materials id32030 1 10 Art of Sound: schedules and related materials id33591 1 11 Art of Sound: schedules and related materials
id32048 2 20506 id32049 2 1 Art of Sound: schedules and related materials id32050 2 2 Older broadcast schedules id32051 2 3 Broadcast schedules, reviews, programs, other papers id32033 2 4 Broadcast schedules [uncertain] id32052 2 5 Dave McKenna discography id32053 2 6 Assorted papers: Riverside History of Jazz id32054 2 7 Flip Phillips' 80th birthday jazz party id32055 2 8 Assorted documents id32047 2 9 West Coast Jazz Party id32056 2 10 Newport Beach Jazz Party, other jazz parties id32057 2 11 West Texas Jazz Party id32061 2 12 KJAZ id32058 2 13 Topeka Jazz Festival id32059 2 14 Odessa [TX] Jazz Festival and related papers id32060 2 15 90th Floor Records; Texas Instruments Jazz Band id32032 2 16 Business cards id32031 3 20484 id32034 3 1 Artist birthdays id32035 3 2 Stan Levenson, Jazz on Video id32036 3 3 David Chertoff Archives id32038 3 4 Bill Mays, Ray Drummond id32039 3 5 "Jazz file" Scope and Contents

Catalogs, correspondence, magazine excerpts, postcards.

id32040 3 6 Concord Jazz materials id32041 3 7 Concord Jazz promotional materials id32042 3 8 Assorted papers: primarily concerning Concord Jazz; Duke Ellington id32043 3 9 Concord; Jazz Alliance Scope and Contents

Includes glossy promotional photo of Chick Corea.

id32044 3 10 Jazz Alliance id32045 3 11 Materials about Donald L. Maggin and his book, Dizzy: The Life and Times of John Birks Gillespie id32046 3 12 Materials about Peter J. Levinson and his book, Tommy Dorsey: Livin' in a Great Big Way, A Biography. id32037 3 13 Assorted papers Scope and Contents

Found together, primarily career-related.

id32062 4 20488 id32067 4 1 Correspondence id32068 4 2 College papers id32070 4 3 Programs and event-related materials id32069 4 4 Stationery and letterhead id32071 4 Assorted envelopes from CDs sent to Tater id32072 4 Plastic bag of buttons from various events id32073 4 Memorabilia from Texas A&M at Commerce and KETR: sticker and pouch id32074 4 Box of stationery id32075 4 Plaque: Commemorative Jazz Collection, "Jazz Masters" id32063 5 Personal photos of various events 20483 id32064 6 Collected jazz calendars, binder of Gene Lees' Jazzletter issues 20507 Scope and Contents

Jazzletter: August 1986-February 1993.

id32065 7 Posters and realia Scope and Contents

Includes tape recorder, novelty M&Ms "Blues Cafe" figure in box.

id29526 Radio broadcasts id29527 Cassettes id31288 1 1976 - 1985 20480 id31598 1 Classics in Jazz - "Ira and Bruce." 1976 September 16, 30 Scope and Contents

Side 1: "3rd show. 2 of 4 parts, trumpets." Side 2: "5th show: 4 of 4 part trumpet series."

id31292 1 Classics in Jazz, KERA-FM 1976 November 4, December 2 Scope and Contents

"BMT + IRA." Part I, piano. Part II, saxophone.

id31293 1 Spiral Dance Group - KERA-FM 1978 February 11 Scope and Contents

Reverse side: Bud Shank, This Bud's for You, Muse MR 5309.

id31294 1 "Various"; Eastfield Junior College 1978-1979 id31295 1 Eastfield Junior College Jazz / David "Fathead" Newman - KERA-FM 1979 May 4 id31381 1 R. Lawrence - demo cassette id31296 1 Fred Crane Trio live at KERA-FM 1980 August 30 id31600 1 All Jazz: Bruce Tater, KERA-FM: 90-minute Dave McKenna special 1980 October 6 id31297 1 Carl Fontana, Richland College, Dallas / Guitormsen, Ekholt Storband (Norway) 1981 April 28; 1980 Scope and Contents

Norwegian recording a commercial release, but "not available in the US."

id31298 1 Interview with Dick Johnson - Concord Festival 1981 August 15 Scope and Contents

Unclear if interview involved Tater, or is an NPR broadcast.

id31601 1 Fred Crane live, 6051 Club 1981 November 14 Scope and Contents

Tape 1 of 2.

id31602 1 Fred Crane live, 6051 Club 1981 November 14 Scope and Contents

Tape 2 of 2.

id31603 1 BMT - Sunday - KERA 1982 April 4 Scope and Contents

Paper insert mentions Dallas Jazz Orchestra, Lakewood [Theater?].

id31299 1 Fullerton College Jazz Band - Time Tripping 1983 January Scope and Contents

Reverse side: Bobby Enriquez, Live at Concerts by the Sea (commercial release).

id31300 1 Sunday Night Jazz - Bruce Tater interview with Carl Jefferson and Don Thompson 1983 May 22 id31301 1 Sunday Night Jazz w/ BMT - Bruce Tater, KERA Dallas 1983 June 26 Scope and Contents

"Including Anita Ellis part."

id31302 1 Red Mitchell - Presenting Red Mitchell / BMT Jazz - BHT - Sunday - Anita Ellis, KERA 1983 June Scope and Contents

See also: Box 2, Item 1.

id31303 1 Fred Raulston Quartet 1983 Scope and Contents

Reverse side: Lou Fischer Rehearsal Band, Royal Street (commercial recording).

id31304 1 "Fraser" - Edmonton Jazz Festival 1984 August 13 Scope and Contents

Reverse side: "Ballads with Strings - CBC 1963-1964."

id31305 1 Fred Raulston Quartet 1984 Scope and Contents

Reverse side: Lou Fischer Rehearsal Band, Royal St.

id31306 1 BMT Jazz interview with Joe Pass - Bruce Tater - Duane Martin 1985 February 24 id31307 1 Jazz with BMT, Bruce Tater, KERA-FM, Dallas, TX 1985 November 17 id31607 1 K. Sikorski 1985
id31289 2 1986 - 1991 January 20479 id31308 2 Jazz with BMT 1986 January 26 id31309 2 Jazz with BMT 1986 January 26 Scope and Contents

Continues previous item.

id31310 2 Jazz with BMT 1986 January 26 Scope and Contents

Continues previous two items.

id31311 2 Sunday Jazz - BHT 1986 February 16 id31312 2 Sunday Jazz - BHT 1986 February 16 Scope and Contents

Continues previous item. Labeled "Ditto."

id31313 2 Sunday Jazz - BHT 1986 February 16 Scope and Contents

Continues previous two items.

id31314 2 BHT Radio interview with Mundell Lowe 1986 August Scope and Contents

Reverse side: "BHT Radio Show - Anita Ellis segment, 6/26/1983" - continues Box 1, item 11.

id31315 2 BMT - KERA - Mundell Lowe Scope and Contents

Likely continues previous item.

id31316 2 BHT - KERA - Monterey Jazz Festival 1986 September 28 id31317 2 BHT - KERA - Monterey Jazz Festival 1986 September 28 Scope and Contents

Continues previous item.

id31318 2 BHT - KERA - Monterey Jazz Festival 1986 September 28 Scope and Contents

Continues previous two items.

id31319 2 Purvis & Ackerman with Art Murphy, piano - New Jersey 1986 id31320 2 Jazz from Cinci 1987 April 25 Scope and Contents

With Jiggs Whigham and Cal Collins.

id31321 2 Jazz from Cinci, continued 1987 April 25 Scope and Contents

Date surmised from previous item.

id31322 2 Yes You Can! - Infocom Broadcast Services, Inc. 1987 Scope and Contents

"For broadcast: June 15-July10, 1987."

id31610 2 BHT Sunday 1988 May 8 Scope and Contents

Tape 1 of 2, 8:00-9:40 p.m.

id31613 2 BHT Sunday 1988 May 8 Scope and Contents

Tape 2 of 2, 9:40-11:00 p.m.

id31323 2 Bruce Tater - KERA 1988 August 14 id31324 2 Bruce Tater, KERA, continued 1988 August 14 id31615 2 BHT - KERA 1988 October 16 Scope and Contents

Sides 1 and 2 of 4.

id31618 2 BHT - KERA 1988 October 16 Scope and Contents

Sides 3 and 4 of 4.

id31619 2 BMT Jazz - Bruce Tater: The Maple Leaf & the Yellow Rose 1991 January 27 Scope and Contents

Tape 1 of 2.

id31620 2 BMT Jazz - Bruce Tater: The Maple Leaf & the Yellow Rose 1991 January 27 Scope and Contents

Tape 2 of 2.

id31616 3 1991 February - 1997 July 20482 id31621 3 West Coast Jazz, BHT- KJZY 1991 February 17 Scope and Contents

Tape 1 of 2.

id31622 3 West Coast Jazz, BHT - KJZY 1991 February 17 Scope and Contents

Tape 2 of 2.

id31623 3 BMT (BHT) Stan Getz Tribute - KJZY 99.1, Dallas, TX 1991 id31624 3 BMT Jazz (BHT) - Piano show - KJZY - Dallas 1991 id31625 3 BHT - KJZY - Swing into Spring 1993 March Scope and Contents

Tape 1 of 2.

id31627 3 BHT - KJZY - Swing into Spring 1993 March Scope and Contents

Tape 2 of 2.

id31628 3 KETR - BHT 1994 April 28 id31629 3 Jake Hanna: phone interview with Mark Chapman 1994 August id31630 3 Interview: Paul Smith 1995 October Scope and Contents

Recorded in September, 1994; aired in October, 1995. "1 of 3" and "3 of 3."

id31645 3 Paul Smith interview Scope and Contents

"Middle 2 of 3."

id31631 3 KETR - Art of Sound - BHT: Allen Farnham, phone interview 1995 February 2 id31632 3 Midland Jazz Party; interviews with John Bunch, Joel Helleny 1995 September 24 id31633 3 Joe Wilder interview 1995 October 3 Scope and Contents

Recorded in March, 1995; aired on October 3, 1995.

id31646 3 Joe Wilder Scope and Contents

Date surmised.

id31634 3 Interview: KETR, Tater and Chapman with Dr. Billy Taylor and Jon Hendricks 1996 January 26 id31635 3 Mike Jones 1996 September 12 id31636 3 Nora Evans, KETR 1996 November 14 id31637 3 Nora Evans id31638 3 Nora Evans with Bruce Tater and Mark Chapman 1996 November 14 id31639 3 Monty Alexander 1997 July 24 id31640 3 Monty Alexander interview id31641 3 Monty Alexander
id31290 4 1999 November - 2005 July 20487 id31332 4 Jay Corre - interview with Tater and Chapman, KETR 1999 November 3 id31333 4 Bob Florence interview 1999 November 10 id31334 4 Joe Roland 2000 June 28 id31335 4 Chubby Jackson interview, KETR 2000 July 19 id31336 4 Lamond 2000 July 26 Scope and Contents

Don Lamond, according to next item.

id31338 4 Don Lamond 2000 August 9 Scope and Contents

"Painstakingly re-edited - JMC."

id31339 4 Dick Johnson 2001 January 31, February 23 Scope and Contents

"Side A: Air to cassette, 1/13/2001. Side B: Board to DAT to cassette, 2/23/2001."

id31340 4 Wendell Brunious interview 2001 February 7 id31341 4 Junior Mance interview 2001 March 7 id31342 4 Keely Smith interview 2001 March 28 Scope and Contents

With Bruce Tater and Mark Chapman.

id31343 4 Chuck Berg 2001 May 9 id31344 4 Ira Gitler interview 2001 August 29 id31345 4 Peter Levinson 2001 December 19 id31346 4 Artie Shaw, KETR 2002 February 27 id31347 4 Red Holloway 2002 April 30 id31348 4 Terry Gibbs interview - Art of Sound, Bruce Tater and Mark Chapman 2002 June 19 id31349 4 James Gavin interview - KETR, Bruce Tater and Mark Chapman 2002 September 25 Scope and Contents

About Gavin's biography of Chet Baker.

id31350 4 Monica Mancini - Art of Sound 2003 February 12 id31351 4 Sue Raney interview - KETR 2003 October 8 id31352 4 Janice Borla interview 2003 October 22 Scope and Contents

"Second part of interview only."

id31353 4 Bruce Forman intervieww 2003 October 29 id31354 4 Libby York interview with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater, KETR 2004 March 10 id31355 4 KETR - Bruce Tater, Art of Sound 2004 May 12 Scope and Contents

"60 minutes of 3-hour show."

id31356 4 KETR - Vaughn Mark interview 2005 July 7
id31291 5 undated 20486 Scope and Contents

Organized alphabetically.

id31360 5 Ed Bickert Scope and Contents

Tape 1.

id31361 5 Ed Bickert Scope and Contents

Tape 2.

id31362 5 John Bunch - Art of Sound I id31363 5 John Bunch - Art of Sound II id31364 5 The Collection Jazz Orchestra - Strictly Tabu Scope and Contents

Guest artists include Rich Matteson.

id31366 5 R. De La Chisa Party id31367 5 R. De La Chisa Party Scope and Contents

Continues previous item.

id31368 5 R. De La Chisa Party Scope and Contents

Continues previous two items.

id31369 5 Ella [Fitzgerald] / Gillespiana Scope and Contents

Ella Fitzgerald recording not yet identified.

id31370 5 A[hmad] Jamal id31372 5 Dave McKenna - Live at Café Copains, Toronto id31373 5 The Monk / ZZ Top id31374 5 The Jorgen Naess Quartet id31642 5 Nanette Natal - vocalist Scope and Contents

Identity unclear, if a commercially released album.

id31375 5 "Psychic session" id31643 5 Round Table Discussion with Dan Barrett, Jake Hanna, and Ed Polcer - Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater id31377 5 A Sketch of Fred Crane / West Memphis Barbecue id31378 5 Weatherford College Jazz Band Scope and Contents

Duane Durrett, director.

id31379 5 No information on tape id31380 5 No information on tape id31644 5 No information on tape.
id31387 6 NPR recordings 20481 id31388 7 NPR and Metropolitan Opera recordings 20485
id29528 Compact discs id31389 1 20489 id47580 1 Al Porcino Rants 1992 June 25 id47581 1 Frankie Capp interview - Topeka 2001 id47582 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Dick LaPalm 2001 July 11 id47583 1 Mort Fega interview, KETR 2001 July 25 id47584 1 Interview - Peter Levinson, KETR 2001 August 1 id47585 1 Art of Sound with Bruce Tater and Mark Chapman: Mike Wofford & Holly Hofmann 2001 August 8 id47588 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Colin Bailey 2001 August 22 id47590 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Ira Gitler 2001 August 29 id47587 1 Ahmad Jamal 2001 November 21 id47591 1 Peter Levinson 2001 December 12 id47592 1 "Stan Levey CD with interview after" 2002 January 6 id47579 1 Artie Shaw - On-Air & Raw 2002 February 27 Scope and Contents

Two discs.

id31390 1 Joe Ascione 2002 March 27 Scope and Contents

Two discs.

id47577 1 James Gavin 2002 September 25 id47578 1 Pete Fountain 2002 April 24 id31391 1 Jay Patten with Bruce Tater and Mark Chapman, KETR-FM 2002 October 23 id31392 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Genie Grant, Dave Zoller 2002 November 13 Scope and Contents

Two discs.

id31393 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Interview with Monica Mancini 2003 February 12 id31394 1 The Wurzt of The Art of Sound with Bruce Tater and Mark Chapman 2003 March 26 Scope and Contents

Discs 1 and 2.

id31396 1 The Wurzt of The Art of Sound with Bruce Tater and Mark Chapman 2003 March 26 Scope and Contents

Discs 3 and 4.

id31395 1 Art of Sound: Wurztfest - Bruce Tater and Mark Chapman: The Wurzt 2003 March Scope and Contents

Item undated, but likely related to the same broadcast as Items 5 and 6.

id31397 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Charlie and Sandi Shoemake 2003 April 2 Scope and Contents

2 discs.

id31399 1 Vaughn Nark 2004 July 7 id31398 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Steve March Tormé 2003 July 9 id31400 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman, Bruce Tater, and Bruce Collier: 90th Floor Co. 2004 October 20 id31401 1 The Art of Sound: Gordon Goodwin 2005 March 2 id31402 1 The Art of Sound: Ed Soph interview 2005 April 6 id31403 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Lorraine Feather 2005 June 1 id31404 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater 2005 June 8 id31405 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Doug Ramsey interview 2005 June 15 id31406 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Interview with Donald Maggin, author of Dizzy 2005 July 20 id31407 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Angela DeNiro interview 2005 July 27 id31408 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Eldar inteview 05 August 3 id31409 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Lorraine Feather interview 2005 October 19 id31410 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Peter Levinson interview 2005 November 9 Scope and Contents

"Subj: TD book": likely about Levinson's book about Tommy Dorsey.

id31411 1 Art of Sound: Shelly Berg 2006 February 17 id31412 1 Art of Sound: James Moody 2006 February 20 id31413 1 Art of Sound: Slide Hampton 2006 February 21 id31414 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Terry Gibbs interview 2006 November 16 id31415 1 Art of Sound: Ginger & Scott interview 2007 January 25 Scope and Contents

3 discs.

id31416 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Dick Hyman 2007 March 22 id31417 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Dick Hyman 2007 March 23 Scope and Contents

Possibly printed for distribution.

id31418 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Roger Kellaway interview 2007 April 26 id31419 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: John Sheridan 2007 May 17 id31424 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Sue Raney id31425 1 Art of Sound: Joe Wilder, Goose Pimples of Love id47576 1 Art of Sound with Mark Chapman and Bruce Tater: Mike Melvoin id31420 1 G. Carroll id31421 1 Paul Desmond interviews Charlie Parker with John McClelland 1954 January Scope and Contents

"Top Shelf." Boston, station unidentified.

id31422 1 Gibbs 19 June Scope and Contents

Two discs.

id31423 1 Stan Kenton reunion id47575 1 Jazz at the Beach with Dr. Bob Scope and Contents

Two broadcasts on four CDs.

id29529 Sound recordings id47599 78 rpm and 33 1/3 LP records id47598 Compact discs id47602 1 20508 id47600 1 All Right! Live from Studio B 1995-1998; 2003 Scope and Contents

Jake Lentz, piano; Tony de Cicco, bass; Carl Deitz, drums.

id47601 1 Amarillo Jazz Orchestra: Merry Christmas and All That Jazz id47614 1 Baecker Jazz Worship Service: Radio edits 2008 Scope and Contents

With the John Cooper Jazz Orchestra

id47603 1 George W. Carroll and his Sarasota Sunsets Jazz Band: Life is Better id47604 1 George Carroll: "1 big band tune" id47605 1 Sammy Davis, Jr. Show 1996 February 4 Scope and Contents

Jerry Lewis, guest host. Features Terry Gibbs band.

id47606 1 Tommy Dorsey "roast" Scope and Contents

With Buddy DeFranco, Louis Bellson, N. [illegible].

id47607 1 Mary Ann Hurst: Demo Sampler id47608 1 Dan Jacobs: Don't Know Why 2003 Scope and Contents

Pre-release single to album Blue.

id47609 1 Mort & Ron's "Footprints" 2008 April Scope and Contents

"Mixed master."

id47610 1 Bill Potts Big Band - 555 Feet High 1987 Scope and Contents

Jazz Mark Records 107.

id47611 1 Mike Melvoin and Arthur Hamilton: It's Always You id47612 1 Jerry Terrasson id47613 1 Mort Weiss: Raising the Bar id47622 1 Thirteen discs which are likely dubs of commercial recordings