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October 13, 2014

 

album cover for Bud Powell's BOUNCING WITH BUD lp

The Scene Changes: The Life And Music Of Bud Powell, Part 2

Struggle, rebirth, and return: Bud Powell biographer Peter Pullman joins us again as we chronicle the final years of pianist Bud Powell.

October 10, 2014

 

Cover of Peter Pullman's Bud Powell biography WAIL

Time Flies: The Life And Music Of Bud Powell, Part 1

In the mid-1940s Bud Powell emerged as the leading pianist of bebop, but the personal troubles that would dog him throughout his career were emerging as well.

September 27, 2011

 

birdland broadcasts

Burning With Bud: Bud Powell Live 1944-1953

The great bebop pianist on the radio and in concert with Cootie Williams, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and as the leader of his own trio.

June 10, 2011

 

Chick Corea 1960s

Matrix: The Emergence Of Chick Corea

In the 1960s Chick Corea made a name for himself by playing with artists such as Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, and Stan Getz, and recording a stunning trio date.

March 18, 2011

 

Harold Mabern Memphis

A Few Miles From Memphis: Harold Mabern, the Early Years

Harold Mabern's musically impeccable credentials as a first-rate soloist, accompanist, and writer go all the way back to the golden age of hardbop.

December 30, 2010

 

Billy Taylor

The Bridge: Billy Taylor, 1921-2010

As a performer, composer, educator, media host, and advocate, Billy Taylor built a boulevard of jazz for listeners around the world to travel.

December 3, 2010

 

Brubeck

Playland At The Beach: Dave Brubeck’s Early Octet And Trio

The story and music of Dave Brubeck’s professional prelude as a young, experimental West Coast jazz musician.

November 23, 2010

 

Mary Lou

A Brief History of Mary Lou Williams

Williams' career ranged from swing and bebop to expatriate and sacred jazz, a stint as a jazz educator, and a 1977 encounter with avant-garde icon Cecil Taylor.

May 18, 2010

 

Hank Jones

The Quiet One: An Appreciation Of Hank Jones, 1918-2010

A jazz pianist of swinging grace who gave us 70 years of subtle musical pleasure.

April 5, 2010

 

Herbie Nichols: A Jazzist's Life, by Mark Miller

Herbie Nichols’ Third World

Pianist, composer and intellectual Herbie Nichols was obscure in his lifetime, rediscovered and celebrated years later. Biographer Mark Miller joins us.

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