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July 1, 2007

 

New DVD releases from Jazz Icons

Jazz IconsThe very cool Jazz Icons DVD series has announced the release of seven more titles, including concerts by Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Dave Brubeck, and Charles Mingus.

February 17, 2007

 

Black California

Come On Down To Central Avenue: Jazz In Mid-20th Century L.A.

Jam sessions, bebop, r and b, big bands, visits from Hollywood celebrities--as the center of African-American culture in L.A., Central Avenue had it all.

February 3, 2007

 

Freedom Now

We Shall Overcome: Civil-Rights Jazz

There was a strong relationship between jazz and civil rights in 20th-century America, and artists sometimes addressed the cause explicitly in their music.

January 13, 2007

 

The Best Tenor You Never Heard: J.R. Monterose

J.R. Monterose is a saxophonist rarely heard even by jazz fans, and his most well-known recording is one that Monterose himself later all but disowned.

December 2, 2006

 

Don Ellis And The French Connection

We'll hear music from The French Connection's soundtrack, composed and recorded by trumpeter Don Ellis.

October 8, 2005

 

Duke Ellington: Money Jungle

In the autumn of 1962 three jazz giants—Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach—met for an album session that has become legendary.

February 26, 2005

 

Word From Mingus

A program of Charles Mingus' 1950s spoken-word collaborations with poet Langston Hughes, monologuist Jean Shepherd, and actor Melvin Stewart.

November 27, 2004

 

Jazz Workshops: Charles Mingus And John Carisi

Another in a series of episodes about progressive/collective jazz recordings in the 1950s.

September 18, 2004

 

Early Baron: Charles Mingus 1945-49

Early music of Charles Mingus...

August 28, 2004

 

Bird Alive: Charlie Parker

As the messiah of modern bop, Charlie Parker was one of the first jazz musicians to be recorded widely in live settings.

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