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New Vibes: Gary Burton In The 1960s

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A look at the productive and creatively diverse first decade of an NEA Jazz Master's career.

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Best Historical Jazz Releases 2017

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Jazz blasts from the past, newly-discovered, rarely-heard, and reissued.

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Music In All Things: W. Eugene Smith And The Jazz Loft

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How a photographer captured a creative corner of mid-20th-century American culture in images and in sound.

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Diggin’ Diz: A Musical Portrait Of Dizzy Gillespie In The 1940s

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Celebrating the early years of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in honor of his centennial.

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A Conversation With Ken Vandermark

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Of 7-11s and cassette tapes: one of the world's most renowned improvisational-jazz artists on dedication, the value of art, and a life-changing encounter.

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Mosaic Records To Release Six-CD Set Of Savory Recordings

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Sing Hallelujah! Some of the 1930s and 40s jazz broadcasts captured by engineer Bill Savory will finally see a release in a physical format.

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Teddy Wilson Set Coming From Mosaic Records, Plus A Mosaic Update

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Details about Mosaic's new set devoted to the swing-era pianist, plus Mosaic's Scott Wenzel on the label's state of health.

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Night Lights For Memorial Day

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Jazz elegies, Glenn Miller's Army Air Force orchestra, Duke Ellington's Treasury broadcasts, and more.

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Night Lights For MLK Day: Jazz And More

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Some programs and articles posted in honor of the civil-rights icon.

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

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

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This Week On Afterglow

I Wish You Love: A Keely Smith Memorial

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A remembrance of singer Keely Smith (1928–2017), known for her recordings of "That Old Black Magic" and "I Wish You Love" from the late 1950s.

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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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