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.


100 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Rarely has a jazz instrument been so completely redefined as the organ was at the hands of Jimmy Smith. In his wake, the Hammond B3 organ gained wi...

Bought by KMUW, WMOT, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KAZU, and WCNY


  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Hard bop created a comfortable setting for a suite of great blues-influenced guitar players who led the way toward soul jazz. Several of these play...

Bought by WMOT, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and WCNY


  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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During the five-year tenure of Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet (1963 – 1968), Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams were very active o...

Bought by WMOT, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and WCNY


  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Miles Davis, through his adoption of modal music, participated in the gradual liberation that resulted in the free music of the jazz avant-garde – ...

Bought by WMOT, WCNY, and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Joe Henderson may have been the most significant tenor saxophonist to emerge in the 1960s. Gary Giddins wrote that he is “…an irresistibly lucid pl...

Bought by KMUW, WCNY, and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Blue Note Records in the 1960s released such iconoclastic projects as Cecil Taylor’s Unit Structures and Eric Dolphy’s Out To Lunch, but the label ...

Bought by WCNY and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Nurtured in the seminal recordings of Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor in the mid to late 1950s, the jazz avant-garde came into its own in the 1960...

Bought by WCNY and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Fate could not have treated Blue Note saxophonists Tina Brooks and Jackie McLean more differently. While McLean released nine LPs for Prestige and ...

Bought by WCNY and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Roland Kirk, who began recording in 1956, had been an ideal sideman for Charles Mingus, appearing on the 1961 release Oh Yeah. In the 1960s, he est...

Bought by WMOT, WCNY, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and KMUW


  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
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From his first recordings with Chico Hamilton in 1958 until his unnecessary death from misdiagnosed diabetic shock in 1964, Eric Dolphy was limited...

Bought by WMOT, WCNY, and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Charles Mingus completed the 1950s with an astonishing series of releases in 1959 - Blues and Roots, followed by Mingus Ah Um and finally, Mingus D...

Bought by KMUW, WCNY, and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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No tenor player cast a larger shadow over the 1960’s than John Coltrane. Arguably, that time frame could be expanded to include all decades since, ...

Bought by WCNY and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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John Coltrane is undoubtedly one of the most influential players in the history of jazz, yet his important work fits within a brief twelve-year per...

Bought by WCNY and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre and pianist Lennie Tristano were heavily influential in the musical explorations of the 1960s. The Jimmy Giuffre Trio rec...

Bought by WCNY and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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As hard bop was running out of steam and rock & roll was becoming the music of choice for the younger audience, many musicians were building on the...

Bought by WCNY and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 2
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This is the final hour of a four-part sequence featuring important tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour...

Bought by WMOT, WCNY, KMUW, and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

Bought by WMOT, WCNY, and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

Bought by WMOT, KMUW, WCNY, and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

Bought by WMOT, WCNY, and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

Bought by WCNY, KMUW, and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3