PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Caption: Johnny Hodges
This program pays tribute to those inventive alto saxophonists in the early years of jazz.

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Washingtonians
In the beginning, they went by the name, The Washingtonians. But, it wasn’t long before they became one of the most recognizable bands in the coun...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fats Waller
Pianist, composer, vocalist and ultimate entertainer Fats Waller always said his favorite instrument was the pipe organ.

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bert Ambrose & his Orchestra
Bandleader and violinist Bert Ambrose lead, by far, the most distinguished dance band in England in the latter 1920s and early 1930s.

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jane Green
This is a sampling of the women who performed on Broadway and recorded studio sessions in the 1920s.

Bought by WCPN, WNMU-FM, WCPN, WXAV 88.3FM, and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Johnny Dodds
As jazz emerged as the popular music of the 1920s, it was common to have the trumpet as the lead instrument, however, a few pioneering musicians wa...

Bought by KRZA and KCBX


  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Eddie South
Chicago based violinist Eddie South, The Dark Angel of the Fiddle, actually can be classified as worldwide.

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In the first decade of jazz, many trumpet players attempted to reach the level of musicianship set by Louis Armstrong. Two, in particular, were sta...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s Flapper
Several of the songs heard in this program were never sold over the counter. If you knew the artist, you’d have to request it from the clerk, who w...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Phil Napoleon
Phil Napoleon is considered a primary pioneer of jazz trumpet, and his playing profoundly affected Red Nichols and Bix Beiderbecke. He was one of t...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Gershwin
The music of composer, pianist, and painter George Gershwin. This tribute features many of his songs from the 1920s and '30s, and comments of some ...

Bought by Radio New Zealand and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bessie Smith
The cornerstones for this program: Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday featuring several artists who benefited from the breakthrough recordings of Mami...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Windy City 1920s
When we think of the Big Bands, it’s most often in terms of the Swing Era. Understandable, since those sweet and hot orchestra’s dominated the 1930...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
Caption: Charles Remue's New Stompers
When you think of America’s original art form – jazz – the last place you’ll probably think of is Belgium. Yet, they too were swept up in the craze...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:30

  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
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It’s an understatement to say that Georgia was not known as a mecca for early jazz; nevertheless, there are several quality musicians from the Atla...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Oct 16, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Oct 04, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Sep 26, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Sep 12, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jul 04, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jun 20, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: May 02, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1