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February 4, 2014

 

CD cover for WDCB jazz anthology

Night Lights Debuts This Week On WDCB-Chicago

Night Lights will begin airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m. CST on Chicago's primary jazz station.

September 1, 2010

 

Charlie Parker

Bird Lives! The Charlie Parker Memorial Concert Songbook

Charlie Parker was only 34 when he died in 1955, but he'd already changed the sound of jazz forever. Fans and fellow musicians were determined to celebrate him.

May 10, 2010

 

Chicago Skyline Night 1960s

Returning The Call: More From The Unsung Hardbop Heroes Of Chicago

City of big shoulders, city on the make, and city of a hip, subtle, and wryly street-smart hardbop sound--Chicago in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

January 29, 2010

 

Wilbur Ware Chicago Sound

Chicago Calling: Unsung Heroes Of The City’s Hardbop Scene

Chicago is a historic capital of early jazz and post-World War II blues, but in the 1950s and early 60s it also had a thriving hardbop scene.

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."

July 15, 2008

 

Golden Arms and Glasses: When Algren Met Holiday

Novelist Nelson Algren and singer Billie Holiday are two iconic figures of mid-20th-century American culture, though Holiday is surely better-known than Algren.

March 4, 2008

 

Larry Kart: Jazz’s Intrepid Critical Searcher

Reflections on one of the music's leading critics.

October 22, 2007

 

Sun Ra supersonic

Second Magic City: Sun Ra in Chicago

The story of Sun Ra's Chicago years, when he formed his Arkestra, forged his new identity, and wrote some of his most compelling music.

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