THE LADY WHO SHOT LEE MORGAN AUTHOR ON WHPK-FM CHICAGO 5/25/14
Larry Reni Thomas, the author of the recently published book, The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan, (KHA Books) will be interviewed on “Jazz Rapp with the Impressario Al Carter-Bey,” May 25, 2014, 1:15 pm (EDT) (12:15 pm, CDT) by host Al Carter-Bey. Thomas will talk about his experience with Helen Morgan, whom he interviewed in February 1996, a month before her death in March of that year. Larry will also discuss his role in American Jazz Musician, the upcoming Swedish documentary based on the death of Lee Morgan
Mr. Carter-Bey is a very popular and well-known radio announcer in Chicago, Illinois, who is respected as a very knowledgeable and well-versed personality. He is also noted as one who calls the music “ African-American Classical Music” instead of jazz.
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Larry Reni Thomas
Larry Reni Thomas, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, is a writer/radio announcer/lecturer based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who has worked at seven radio stations and whose journalistic work has appeared in downbeat and The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of The True Story Behind The Wilmington Ten and Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!: A Fictional Account of The Wilmington Ten Incident of February 1971. Thomas also wrote The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan, an article that included an exclusive interview with North Carolina native, Helen Morgan, who killed the 33-year-old jazz trumpet legend. Thomas’ lecture, The Carolina Jazz Connection With Larry Thomas, has been presented at schools, colleges, universities, libraries and public places since 2008, and he was also listed in the downbeat magazine jazz critics poll for 2012. Larry is presently writing a history of The Barn: Wilmington, North Carolina Jazz Mecca (1945-50). He is also featured in the documentary films: Wilmington On Fire and American Jazz Musician. Email: email@example.com , blog: carolinajazzconnectionwithlarrythomas.blogspot.com.