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Folder 7 Hill, Herman interviewed by Charles E. Austin, September 23, 1997

Hill, Herman, a trombone and baritone horn player who performed in Pittsburgh and New York and worked for the Courier and the New York Times.

[T1S1] High school and joining union; Local 802 (New York); Navy; Local 471; moving to New York; Local 471 members and Musicians’ Club; private lessons; Navy responsibilities; childhood memories; touring; Pittsburgh clubs; integration from merger.

[T1S2] Union merger and tensions; history of Musicians’ Club; returning from New York after merger; childhood inspirations; playing for Mellon’s Band; musical style and importance of doubling; other musicians; Charles’s (interviewer) jobs after merger; advice to younger musicians.