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"Musicians that have played with him love him and respect him in a way...[that] you can't buy," jazz musician Wynton Marsalis says of fellow artist Paul Simon. Marsalis speaks from experience: Simon and Marsalis performed together at Lincoln Center this past April, and more recently Marsalis got a rare opportunity to interview Simon.

He appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss their conversation, which spanned Simon's early appreciation for the music he heard on 1010 Wins and as a child and the power of a shared appreciation for music to break down cultural barriers. They also discussed Simon's continuing to perform at age 70. ("You Can Call Me Al" is "not [his] favorite song to sing," he says. "That's usually the song that makes me stop touring.").

As discussed in the video, Simon is perhaps best beloved for his haunting "The Sounds Of Silence," but he has produced an extensive oeuvre of work »


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