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January 5, 2018

 

Best Historical Jazz Releases 2017

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

February 7, 2014

 

Suite History, Part 2: Michael McGerr On Black History And Jazz

More of the full-length Night Lights interview with historian Michael McGerr about extended jazz works that depict the history of black America.

August 24, 2010

 

Enter, Evening: Jazz Nocturnes

Jazz and the night: moody, evocative music for the evening.

February 1, 2010

 

Suite History: Jazz Composers And The African-American Odyssey

Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, John Carter, and Wynton Marsalis all undertook a weighty artistic task--to represent the history of African-Americans in music.

March 28, 2009

 

Shirley Scott, Queen Of The Organ

A renowned female organist, Scott recorded a number of soul-jazz classics in the late 1950s and 1960s.

July 3, 2007

 

Late Pee Wee: Pee Wee Russell In The 1960s

Dixieland, avant-garde, or simply beyond category? Pee Wee Russell's playing retained both a uniquely modernistic spark and an early-jazz exuberance.

June 2, 2007

 

Full Nelson: Oliver Nelson’s 1960s Big-Band Recordings

"Full Nelson" looks at the 1960s studio big-band recordings of saxophonist, arranger, and composer Oliver Nelson.

January 14, 2006

 

Dear Martin: Jazz Tributes To Martin Luther King Jr.

King was a jazz fan, and eloquently expressed his admiration for the music; numerous jazz musicians repaid the compliment.

October 29, 2005

 

Moodsville 1

Jazz for jazz-loving lovers: the first of a series of shows looking at the Moodsville releases.

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