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Archive for April 2019

April 7, 2019

 

Four And More: The Year In Jazz, 1964

From Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" to John Coltrane's A LOVE SUPREME, from the impact of the Beatles to the avant-garde's October revolution, a notable year.

April 28, 2019

 

Heard It On The TV: Jazz Takes On Television Themes

As television rocketed into the entertainment culture of mid-20th-century America, musicians and composers, many of them with jazz backgrounds, were called upon to write themes and cues for the wide variety of programs that populated the airwaves.

April 23, 2019

 

Michael Brecker In Late-1960s Bloomington, Indiana

Before he became a world-renowned saxophonist, Michael Brecker attended Indiana University for a year and a half in the late 1960s. We’ll hear some Brecker recordings from that period as well as commentary from jazz scholar David Demsey, who is organizing the archive of Brecker materials that was given to William Paterson University after Brecker’s death in 2007.

April 25, 2019

 

Mosaic Is Planning A Black and White Label Box Set

Chronicling a West Coast record label of the 1940s.

April 29, 2019

 

Read Him Madly: A Duke Ellington Bibliography

Some Night Lights recommendations for reading about one of jazz's greatest figures, as well as some programs featuring his music.

April 30, 2019

 

Playing Changes: Music And Conversation With Jazz Writer Nate Chinen

Jazz critic Nate Chinen talks about his recent book “Playing Changes: Jazz For The New Century,” and we hear music from some of the artists discussed as well.

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Recent Releases 2019, Part 1

New vocal jazz releases from Gregory Porter, Norah Jones, Catherine Russell and more.

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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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