Oral Histories

Interview of Britt Woodman

Jazz trombonist player. Member of the Woodman brothers, player with Charles Mingus, and member of Duke Ellington's band.
Central Avenue Sounds: Britt Woodman
Central Avenue Sounds Oral History Project
African American History
Isoardi, Steven L.
Woodman, Britt
Persons Present:
Woodman and Isoardi.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Steven L. Isoardi, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., Government, University of San Francisco; M.A., Government, University of San Francisco; M.A., Political Science, UCLA; Ph.D., Political Science, UCLA. Isoardi prepared for the interview by consulting jazz histories, autobiographies, oral histories, relevant jazz periodicals, pertinent documentary films and TV broadcasts, and back issues of the California Eagle and the Los Angeles Sentinel.
Processing of Interview:
Alex Cline, editor, edited the interview. He checked the verbatim transcript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling, and verified proper names. Whenever possible, the proper names of nightclubs were checked against articles and advertisements in back issues of the California Eagle. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed. Woodman reviewed the transcript. He verified proper names and made minor corrections and additions . Cline also prepared the biographical summary. Betsy A. Ryan, editor, assembled the table of contents and interview history. Lisa Magee, editorial assistant, compiled the index.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series preserve the spoken memories of individuals, mainly musicians, who were raised near and/or performed on Los Angeles's Central Avenue from the late 1920s to the mid-1950s.