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K-State Today

August 17, 2022

Goins publishes interview with son of legendary recording artist

Submitted by School of Music, Theatre, and Dance


Wayne Goins, university distinguished professor of music, conducted an exclusive interview/CD review with Grant Green Jr., the son of legendary Detroit jazz guitarist Grant Green, the prolific Blue Note Records recording artist who seamlessly fused bebop, blues, soul and funk into one unique style.

In the interview, Goins focuses on the new disc recently released by Grant Jr. titled "Thank You, Mr. Bacharach," a tribute album that features six tunes that display Green's impressive arranging skills as he interprets Bacharach's classic tunes and shapes them into intriguing instrumental forays.

The interview is featured in the August 2022 issue of Jazz Guitar Life, the premier online journal for jazz guitar enthusiasts all around the world. Goins, a contributing writer to the magazine, regularly publishes a wide variety of pieces, including exclusive jazz artist profiles, CD reviews and articles specifically focused on jazz education.

Faculty in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance have received Grammy and Emmy awards; produced recordings on international labels and published books and journal articles with international and national publishing houses and professional organizations; and performed and presented research in every continent in the world except Antarctica. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Visit the school's website to learn more about music, theatre and dance at K-State.