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April 26, 2014

 

The dustjacket for Phil Ford's book DIG.

To Dig Or Not To Dig: Jazz And Hip With Phil Ford

The notion of hip has been at the heart of American counterculture since the 1940s, and it’s often included jazz as part of its soundtrack.

October 26, 2009

 

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Sweet Smell Of Success: Jazz Meets Showbiz Noir

Jazz and dialogue from Tony Curtis' classic film about the late-night underworld of showbiz life, with film-expert James Naremore and musicologist Phil Ford.

August 5, 2008

 

Jazz News of Note

*Pianist Michael Weiss, a longtime musical associate of the late Johnny Griffin, has written a remembrance of the saxophonist.

January 9, 2008

 

Jazz Around the Internet: A New Site and More

With all the bad news one is accustomed to hearing about the state of jazz these days (as bad as being a Cubs fan, it sometimes seems)–low CD sales, clubs closing, etc.–it’s pretty safe to say that the music’s doing well on the Internet, at least. In the past, I’ve sometimes thought that the jazz […]

November 25, 2007

 

The Big Steal movie poster

Sunday Noir: The Big Steal

Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, and screwball noir in late-1940s Mexico.

October 17, 2007

 

Phil Ford on the Jack Kerouac and John Clellon Holmes jazz acetates

John Clellon Holmes acetateIndiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Phil Ford, heard recently on our Night Lights program Jazz and Jack Kerouac, will be giving a talk this Friday (Oct. 19) on private acetate recordings that Kerouac, John Clellon Holmes, and Allen Ginsberg made in the late 1940s and early 1950s. I’ve had occasion to hear a brief bit of one of the acetates, which featured Keroauc, Holmes, and Seymour Wise doing scat/bop vocalese accompaniment…

September 1, 2007

 

Kerouac Blues and Haiku

Jazz And Jack Kerouac

On the Road, like many of Kerouac's other writings, celebrated and invoked the music of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and many other jazz greats.

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Moon Country: Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer

Skylark and Johnny Mercer

"Moon Country" features classic songs written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Louis Armstrong, Helen Forrest, and others.

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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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