Jazz Masters Moments

Series produced by National Endowment for the Arts

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NEA Jazz Masters Moments highlight the jazz greats honored through the NEA Jazz Masters, a comprehensive program of jazz support.

NEA Jazz Masters Moments highlight the jazz greats honored through the NEA Jazz Masters, a comprehensive program of jazz support that includes the NEA Jazz Masters Award, an NEA Jazz Masters tour with performances and educational activities, radio programming, a compilation CD, educational resources, and publications and reports. Nearly 100 radio segments feature eighteen NEA Jazz Masters, providing musical samples, historical information, and first-person anecdotes designed to give listeners added insight into the artists and their art.

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130 Pieces

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ARTIE SHAW WAS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND OUTRAGEOUS FIGURES IN JAZZ. HE ONCE WROTE AN EPITAPH FOR HIMSELF WHICH READ, HE DID THE BEST HE COU...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA JAZZ MASTER MARIAN MCPARTLAND WAS A BIG FAN OF CLARINET AND SAX PLAYER, SIDNEY BECHET.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 7
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MCPARTLAND’S MUSICAL EDUCATION CONTINUED AT LONDON’S GUIDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC WHERE SHE STUDIED CLASSICAL PIANO.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 6
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IN 1943, MCPARTLAND MET CORNETIST JIMMY MCPARTLAND AT A USO CAMP IN BELGIUM. SHE WAS THE PIANIST AND HE WAS IN CHARGE OF THE BAND THAT PLAYED FOR ...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA JAZZ MASTER MARIAN MCPARTLAND AND HER TRIO PLAYED A LONG RUNNING GIG AT THE HICKORY HOUSE, A FAMOUS NEW YORK NIGHTCLUB. EVERYONE USED TO STOP ...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 6
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AS A YOUNG GIRL, NEA JAZZ MASTER MCPARTLAND GOT HER FIRST TASTE OF THE CHALLENGES OF PLAYING FOR A LIVE AUDIENCE.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 7
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IN 1956, 2007 NEA JAZZ MASTER PHIL WOODS TOOK A SEAT IN THE RENOWNED DIZZY GILLESPIE BIG BAND. IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF A LONG FRIENDSHIP, WITH GI...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6
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SOME YOUNG MUSICIANS STUMBLE UPON A TEACHER WHO COMPLETELY CHANGES THE COURSE OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT. 2007 NEA JAZZ MASTER PHIL WOODS WAS ONE OF THE...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 8
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WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG, NEA JAZZ MASTER ABBEY LINCOLN HEARD HER PARENTS’ BEAUTIFUL VOICES SINGING AROUND THE HOUSE AND IN CHURCH. AT AGE FOURTEEN, HER ...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2009
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Branford Marsalis explains how NEA Jazz Master Herbie Hancock's "headhunters" created shockwaves in the Jazz Community.

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods explains that great jazz artists never lose their curiosity.

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Sep 03, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis remembers Joe Glaser getting his band a gig at Birdland.

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis on the most pivotal person who was instrumental to his music development.

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis Discusses how gospel music influenced him and his style of music.

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: May 21, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb remembers being in the amazing Miles Davis Band.

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  • Added: May 21, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Jimmy Cobb discusses joining The Miles Davis Sextet and his first gig.

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Jimmy Cobb discusses his decision on moving from Washington, DC to New York City.

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Jimmy Cobb on how the drummer defines the band and his approach to drumming.

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 6