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December 28, 2016

 

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Take Five X 18: Writings On Jazz For NPR’s A Blog Supreme

Looking back at NPR's "jazz in five recordings" series.

March 17, 2016

 

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Talk About The Pageant: When R.E.M. Came To Bloomington In 1986

In the spring of 1986, the reigning kings of college-rock came to a small Indiana university town to record their new album. Why they mattered, 30 years later.

June 26, 2009

 

Michael Jackson Off The Wall

From Indiana To Neverland: Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson changed the landscape of American pop culture--a feat the scale of which we may never see again. Sadly, the culture changed him, too.

May 2, 2009

 

Stone Roses

Paradise Lost: the Stone Roses and the Spirit of ’89

Why an English rock band seemed to matter so much in the tumultuous year of 1989.

May 2, 2009

 

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Fab Four Jazz: The Beatles’ Influence On Jazz In The 1960s

The Beatles’ explosive arrival on the American music scene in 1964 shook up the jazz world just as much as it did the rest of America—perhaps even more so.

June 17, 2006

 

Jazz Cameos

ByrdsEven if you don’t usually listen to jazz, chances are that you’ve heard Sonny Rollins, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Hugh Masekela, Chet Baker, and other jazz luminaries… did you know that it was Rollins soloing on the Rolling Stones’ “I’m Just Waiting on a Friend”?…

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