Oral Histories

Interview of Clifford Solomon

Jazz saxophone player.
Central Avenue Sounds: Clifford Solomon
Central Avenue Sounds Oral History Project
African American History
Biographical Note:
Jazz saxophone player.
Isoardi, Steven L.
Solomon, Clifford
Persons Present:
Solomon and Isoardi.
Place Conducted:
Solomon's home in Los Angeles, California.
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, blues, and rhythym and blues histories, autobiographies, oral histories, relevant periodicals, documentary films, and back issues of the California Eagle and the Los Angeles Sentinel.
Processing of Interview:
Gale Ostergren, editorial assistant, edited the interview. She checked the verbatim transcript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paraphrasing and spelling, and verified proper names. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed.Solomon reviewed the transcripts. He verified proper names and made minor corrections and additions.Alex Cline, editor, prepared the table of contents and biographical summary. Cecily Hurst, editorial assistant, assembled the interview history.Daniel Ryan, editorial assistant, complied the index.
10. 15 hrs.
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.