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Caption: Saint Cecilia by Simon Vouet, 1626, Credit: public domain
Gratitude is a theme often explored in early music. We’ll hear expressions of thanks from a variety of sources. Wonderful program for Thanksgiving ...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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We’re celebrating the holiday season with Nativity music from the late Renaissance to the early 17th century in Europe, performed by the musicians ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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A one-hour program of early music exploring that ancient symbol for the harvest, fertility, and giving thanks -- The Cornucopia. This is a sound-r...

Bought by KRPS, WRGY, WRNC-LP, KISU, Wyoming Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 8
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An hour-long program of early music, celebrating the holiday season with festive music from 17th- and 18th-century Mexico, Peru and Bolivia perform...

Bought by Iowa Public Radio, KUNR, Red River Radio Network, KUAC, Capital Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The musical journey of Emmylou Harris is to be explored in this one or two hour special from music documentarian Paul Ingles. 8:30 preview not for...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 08:28
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The shofar, an instrument made from a ram’s horn, is heard in synagogues all over the world during the Jewish High Holidays. It has also been heard...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, WVIA, WQED, and KWAX


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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For the week of Bastille Day, jazz odes to the City of Light from Bud Powell, John Lewis, and others.

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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A Fourth of July jazz celebration featuring the music by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean, Nina Simone and more.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Don't remember the past? Does that mean you're condemned to repeat it? What does our country's past tell us about our present— and how can it help ...

Bought by KDNK and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Hop on board Berlin’s Ringbahn, a suburban train that carries over 400,000 passengers each day and circles some of the city’s most authentic and li...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 23:41
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More jazz eulogies for departed jazz musicians, in honor of Memorial Day weekend.

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
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Dr. Martin Luther King, I waited on him. He had ham and egg and hash browns.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Featuring Hal Blaine
Here's the full mix-the hour long celebration of one of greatest drummers of all-time, Hal Blaine with dozens of his classic contributions to thous...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:04
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In the late 1960s, young musicians such as The Free Spirits, the Fourth Way, and other now-forgotten fusioneers made the first attempts to blend ja...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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America in the 1920s: Wall Street was on the rise, cops were on the take, jazz was in the air, and alcohol had been banished—but it certainly hadn’...

Bought by KAZU and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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In the 1950s jazz artists discovered a new venue for their performances that took them far away from smoky nightclubs and into the halls of the aca...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ll hear some McPartland recordings with a special emphasis on her own compositions, as well as excerpts from a 1975 interview in which she talks...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:04
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Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was at the peak of her commercial success in the mid-1970s when she began to take her music in a jazz-oriented dire...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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As the 1990s brought the 20th century to a close, women musicians continued to increase their visibility in the jazz world and to erode the notion ...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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A decade that saw female artists making further inroads into the male-dominated world of jazz.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Slave spirituals were often improvisations upon older hymns that became entirely new songs, and in some ways they foreshadow the birth of American ...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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The Oscar-nominated movie Green Book has stirred interest in the life and music of pianist Don Shirley, whose approach defied definition as he drew...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Approaching America , Credit: 1905
From Antonín Dvorak's “New World Symphony” through Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land”, James Baldwin’s visions of a “Native Son” into the lat...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:25
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Two Years: Diaries of a Divided Nation is a people’s history of the forty-fifth presidency, recorded in real time, over the first two years of the...

Bought by American Voices, KALW, KUOW, WAER, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 24
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Classic holiday jazz from Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans and others.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00