Over his 40-year career, tubaist Bob Stewart has redefined his instrument's role in modern jazz. His thundering, breathy grooves and fluid improvisations have been integral to the work of a who's who of creative musicians, including Arthur Blythe, David Murray and Carla Bley, as well as to Stewart's own impressive discography as a leader.
AAJ Contributor Matthew Miller spoke with Stewart about his early years, the Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Charles Mingus and more.
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