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February 9, 2019

 

It’s About Time For Felrath Hines, Painter And Lover Of Jazz

An interview with Rachel Berenson Perry about her new study of an often-overlooked painter.

February 2, 2019

 

Duke Ellington, Andy Warhol, And Yehudi Menuhin: A 1955 TV Collaboration

The future king of Pop Art and the maestro of American jazz: a fleeting and lighthearted intersection of their work on a summer 1955 TV variety program.

November 16, 2018

 

The Music Makers Of Gennett Records: Todd Gould Talks About His New Film

A conversation with the producer, director and writer of a new documentary about an Indiana record label that helped shape the sound of modern American music.

February 8, 2018

 

A Conversation With Ken Vandermark

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.

December 15, 2017

 

Mosaic Records To Release Six-CD Set Of Savory Recordings

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

August 3, 2017

 

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

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

May 28, 2017

 

Night Lights For Memorial Day

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

January 15, 2017

 

Night Lights For MLK Day: Jazz And More

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

December 28, 2016

 

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

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

August 21, 2016

 

Songs Of Themselves: Jazz Autobiographies

At the intersection of performance, narrative, and remembrance: some notable jazz stories told by the musicians themselves.

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