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February 7, 2016

 

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Portraits In Black: Jazz Tributes To African-American Heroes

Jazz salutes in song to African-American actors, athletes, and artists.

January 3, 2016

 

Bee Hive Mosaic Records set

Boppin’ On Bee Hive

Bee Hive annotator Aaron Cohen joins us to discuss the legacy of a 1970s/early 80s Chicago record label that spotlighted veteran bebop and hardbop artists.

September 6, 2013

 

Clifford Jordan Glass Bead Game

Mosaic Records To Release Clifford Jordan Set

An update on previously-mentioned and newly-announced box-sets.

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 28, 2008

 

Far Out Folk

Jazz Goes Folk

In the late 1950s and early 1960s folk music became the new countercultural music of choice on college campuses. Here's how some jazz artists responded.

July 31, 2007

 

Mingus Mingus Mingus (and Some Pepper too)

MingusThe new Charles Mingus/Eric Dolphy release from Blue Note, Cornell 1964, arrived at the station last week. Along with the recent reissue of the little-known 1970 Complete America Session and last year’s ragged but vital At UCLA 1965 (aka Music Written for Monterey, 1965 Not Heard…played in its entirety), it’s been a good run lately for Mingus fans. The Monterey and America dates give us glimpses of Mingus from a period…

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.

October 21, 2006

 

photo of Sun Ra saxophonist John Gilmore

Away From the Spaceways: John Gilmore

Tenor saxophonist John Gilmore spent most of his career with Sun Ra and his Arkestra, recording outside of Sun Ra’s band on only a handful of occasions.

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Sing, Sing Sing: Benny Goodman and the Singers

Portrait of Benny Goodman, 400 Restaurant, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

We explore the King Of Swing Mr. Benny Goodman, and the many singers who front his big band, including Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday.

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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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