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Archive for April 2017

April 2, 2017

 

Thelonious Monk and Pannonica de Koenigswarter

Nica’s Tempo: More Hipsters, Flipsters, And On-The-Scenesters

Pannonica de Koenigswarter, aka Nica or “The Jazz Baroness,” was a friend to Thelonious Monk and other jazz artists and inspired a slew of musical tributes.

April 5, 2017

 

Cover of Dorothy Ashby's Hip Harp LP

The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby

Ashby turned the harp into a swinging and dynamic instrument for jazz.

April 12, 2017

 

Photo of jazz musician Dick Sisto and writer Thomas Merton.

The Jazz Monk: Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton was one of the most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century--and he was also a passionate jazz fan.

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Ella Fitzgerald On Decca

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In honor of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial on April 25, 2017, we look at the singer's early career on Decca Records.

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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