PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Vocalist and songwriter Gretchen Parlato's music is introspective and crafted with a knowing touch. Winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocalis...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, and WNCU


  • Added: Aug 09, 2012
  • Length: 15:06
  • Purchases: 4
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"And he said we’ll I don’t want to play any of those 7s or 11s or 13s or 22s. I don’t want to play any of that stuff that you’re writing. He said b...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, and WNCU


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 11:32
  • Purchases: 3
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"There’s an interesting thing that happens. You prepare a piece. You rehearse it. It sounds perfect...And you go out and play it on the first night...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNCU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 16:42
  • Purchases: 4
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"I had moved to New York and spent a couple of years here scuffling around. I was getting a little discouraged, playing a lot of weddings. It wasn'...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 13:41
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Wynton Marsalis
"For me I always grew up watching my father and other jazz musicians, they never played for that many people, they were always struggling. They did...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2011
  • Length: 18:54
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Jose James
“Music was unexpected. I always wanted to be a writer and I still do. I was always turned on by words, by the way people could use words and that k...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, PRX Remix, and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jul 28, 2011
  • Length: 11:59
  • Purchases: 5
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"I was on my way to being a decent bass player, and at that time there were a lot of clubs in New York, a lot of recordings going on....talking to ...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2011
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Bobby McFerrin has spent four decades breaking ground in jazz vocals – and his music always feels fresh. Hear how Miles Davis changed his life.

Bought by WMOT, CJRT-FM, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:32
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Sam Rivers, Credit: Frank Stewart
Sam Rivers has sounded his horn across six decades of jazz with Miles Davis, Cecil Taylor, and Dizzy Gillespie. Producer David Goren brings us an i...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM, WNCU, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2011
  • Length: 09:23
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: James Moody, Credit: Frank Stewart
"Moody's Mood for Love" is one of the most memorable and recognizable solos in jazz history. But for James Moody, the song contains a bigger history.

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2011
  • Length: 08:15
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Randy Weston , Credit: Frank Stewart
Pianist Randy Weston has seen a lot people and places in his life. Born in Brooklyn in 1926 and served in the US Army during World War II. But it ...

Bought by WEZU, KPVL, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNCU and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2011
  • Length: 12:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Legendary actor talks to me about his time with Company Of Angels, a theater company he helped found and a special event that he is a part of on Oc...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2009
  • Length: 15:54