Jazz at 100

Series produced by WTJU

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"Jazz at 100” is that story – one hundred years of jazz recordings – in 100 one-hour programs that will present representative music from a century of recorded jazz history

In early 1917, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band made the first jazz recording. Over the next 100 years we have heard transcendent leaps of creativity and staggering virtuosity; we have experienced the music of crushing pain, breathless romance, anger, exhilaration and humor. “Jazz at 100” is that story – one hundred years of jazz recordings – in 100 one-hour programs that will present representative music from a century of recorded jazz history. The series will explore the broad sweep of that narrative; its representative and its idiosyncratic players; its durable movements and dead ends; its popular recordings and rarities.


64 Pieces

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In this portion of Jazz at 100, we are featuring tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour, we will continue...

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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In this portion of Jazz at 100, we are featuring tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour, we will continue...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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Over the next four hours of Jazz at 100, we’ll be featuring tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour, we wi...

  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Despite revisionist history that suggests that the energy of hard bop was spent by the time the sixties came, in the last hour we heard from the gr...

  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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As the 1960s began Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers were fueled by the compositions of Wayne Shorter with the front line of Shorter and Lee Morgan. In ...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Fueled by the 1959 international release of the movie Black Orpheus and through reports from US jazz players returning from South American tours, t...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Duke Ellington and Benny Carter, whose careers stretched back to the 1920s, continued to be vital musical presences in the 1960s. In this hour we w...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The 1960s featured many recordings by highly musical singers in the company of great jazz instrumentalists. In this hour of Jazz at 100, we will su...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Bebop was a revolutionary new music in the late 1930s, dominated jazz in the 1940s, and powerfully influenced all jazz that followed. By the 1960s ...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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As the Modern Jazz Quartet, members of which were once Dizzy Gillespie’s rhythm section in the 1940s, moved into the 1960s, they continued to swing...

Bought by KMUW and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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After spending most of the 1950s in jail for two different drug busts, Dexter Gordon was paroled in 1960 and preceded to record a legendary series ...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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While there were influential piano trios in the 1940s (Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Lennie Tristano, or Nat King Cole, for example), the format rea...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting and Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 38:10
  • Purchases: 2
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Miles Davis was more than a trumpet player, composer and taste-maker - he led some of the greatest bands in the history of jazz. In this hour, we w...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting and Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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When Charlie Parker died at 34 in 1955, it was as if an ancient tree fell in the forest with the resulting sunlight promoting the growth of numerou...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting and Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Arising out of bebop vocals, a number of singers in the 1950s began to replicate famous instrumental solos with the human voice. The practice, init...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting and Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Many jazz singers of the 1950s continued the tradition of recording with major instrumentalists who were given the space to improvise, feeding off ...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting and Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
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In the wake of Charles Mingus, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins came a wave of players eager to experiment further within the broadening definition ...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting and Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In his book Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music 1955-1965, David Rosenthal outlines a group of musicians within the hard bop idiom that he identifies as...

Bought by KAZU, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Songs from what came to be known as the Great American Songbook, have been part of jazz perhaps since The Original Dixieland Jazz Band began record...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting, Bandon Community Radio, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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In July 2, 1944, Norman Granz, a jazz fan and small-time LA promoter staged a concert in the Philharmonic Auditorium with $300 of borrowed money. H...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting and Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2