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Caption: Stehpen Kijak and company at the world premiere of SID AND JUDY, San Francisco, CA 6/27/19, Credit: Andrea Chase
Stephen Kijak talks context, icons, and the statute of limitations.

  • Added: Jul 14, 2019
  • Length: 17:59
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Jazz scholar and Lester Young box-set annotator Loren Schoenberg joins us as we look at the music the saxophonist made in the years following a dif...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Bernstein’s music performed by Billie Holiday, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Dave Brubeck, Louis Armstrong and others, as well as som...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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Earlyrecordings of pianist Bill Evans, including records he made with George Russell, Tony Scott, and Charles Mingus.

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Music of the Terre Haute, Indiana, big-band leader whose 1940s orchestra helped pave the way for cool jazz.

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome the innovative guitarist and composer, Casey Nielsen, with The Lapis Trio, featuring bassist Dan Thatcher...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In the 1950s and 60s the race for space loomed large in the cultural imagination, and jazz artists such as Duke Ellington and Sun Ra picked up on t...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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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Known for his theme for “Mission: Impossible” and other TV and movie scores, Schifrin forged his career in the late 1950s and early 60s world of ja...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Tamir Ardon, San Francisco, CA 6/1/2019, Credit: Andrea Chase
Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce and Tamir Ardon talk audacity, misinformation, and reaching for the stars.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 26:57
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Jazz is often thought of as a music that lost much of its popular appeal in the years following the end of World War II, and while it’s true that j...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:51
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Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in one of Gustav Mahler's grandest musical universes and a very personal musical statement by Alban Berg ...

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Birds are nature’s original songsters, and it’s a rare musician who has managed to turn a deaf ear to their music. It’s a musical aviary this week ...

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Lined with gondola-filled canals, stunning architecture, and mystical glass, Venice has enchanted visitors for centuries with its multi-layered his...

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Lorenzo da Firenze, Laurence of Florence, was one of a group of composers who lived and worked in that beautiful Italian city in the 14th century. ...

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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One of the world's most successful music producers got his start as a jazz trumpeter, arranger, and bandleader. We'll hear recordings he made in th...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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A tribute to the 1950s jazz recordings of the late pianist and composer Andre Previn.

  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
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A centennial celebration of Lennie Tristano, a pioneering cool-school pianist and mentor to musicians such as Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh.

  • Added: May 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:05
Caption: Ryan White, San Francisco, CA 4/21/19, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ryan White talks luck, sex, and calling his mother.

  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 16:50
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Paul Ingles hosts this first of two hours of music and reflections by his friends and fans of music legend Prince who died April 21, 2016.

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Music for television shows has often been created or recorded by jazz musicians, including Oliver Nelson, Neal Hefti, Shelly Manne, Vince Guaraldi,...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In 1971, Columbia Records signed four of modern jazz's greatest artists. Within two years all four were gone. What happened?

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Cellist Gautier Capucon joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the symphony for an all-Russian concert, featuring a concerto by Shostakovich from a serene...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:29
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Trumpeter Lee Morgan and saxophonist Hank Mobley were two leading exemplars of the 1950s and '60s hardbop sound and recorded together on a number ...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:01