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June 6, 2009

 

Memphis 1950s

The Memphis Mafia: Mabern, Strozier, Coleman And Little

Memphis is renowned for its remarkable contributions to 20th-century popular music. But the city also has an outstanding jazz legacy--"The Memphis Mafia."

August 29, 2008

 

When Sonny Slayed the Dragon

Sonny RollinsJazz critic and radio host Neil Tesser has written an account of Sonny Rollins’ mid-1950s sojourn in Chicago, during which the tenor saxophonist overcame his addiction to heroin and eventually rejoined the jazz scene.

March 31, 2008

 

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Too Little, Too Soon: Booker Little

Booker Little was a talented young trumpeter and composer who’d already begun to fulfill his promise when illness struck him down at the age of 23.

October 8, 2007

 

Portrait Of Max: Max Roach, 1924-2007

Here's an audio snapshot of Max Roach's career.

April 21, 2007

 

Photo of trombonist Slide Hampton

Slide At 75: Slide Hampton

Hampton made his mark not just as a player, but as an arranger and composer.

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Songs Of The Season: Autumn 2017

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The leaves are changing from green to red, the air outside is brisk and cool, and that means it’s time to look at autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

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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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