Tuskegee Experiments

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Tuskegee Experiments
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Studio album by Don Byron
Released 1992
Recorded 1990–1991
Genre Jazz
Length 61:19
Label Elektra/Nonesuch
Producer Arthur Moorhead
Don Byron chronology
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Tuskegee Experiments is the first album as leader by jazz clarinettist Don Byron. Its title refers to the Tuskegee syphilis experiment — the notorious medical experiment conducted around Tuskegee, Alabama, lasting from 1932 to 1972, in which 400 subjects, mainly poor, black sharecroppers, were used in an investigation of the effects of syphilis without their knowledge or consent. This album brought Byron almost immediate fame.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Waltz for Ellen" (Byron) –3:05
  2. "Tuskegee Strutter's Ball" (Byron) –8:08
  3. "In Memoriam: Uncle Dan" (Byron) –5:20
  4. "Next Love" (Byron) –9:50
  5. "Tears" (Byron) –8:12
  6. "Main Stem" (Ellington) –7:26
  7. "Diego Rivera" (Byron) –9:23
  8. "Tuskegee Experiment" (Byron) –6:27
  9. "Auf einer Burg" (Schumann) –3:28
(recorded November 1990 and July 1991.)