PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton explores the education of famous artists John Biggers and Samella Lewis.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 50:20
Caption: Curtis Billie from N'MPower
N’MPower participant and Program Manager, Curtis Billie, interviews Kathy Wan Povi Sanchez, a potter from the San Ildefonso Pueblo, in a community ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 06:32
Caption: Diana Moya Lujan's piece at the Museum of International Folk Art
An N’MPower participant, who wishes to remain anonymous, interviews Spanish Colonial artist Diana Moya Lujan, in a community engagement project bet...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:57
Caption: Sharon Wirtz, left, talks to Marquell Hicks, right, in front of a panel from the NM AIDS Memorial Quilt, Credit: Katy Gross
N’MPower participant, Marquell Hicks, interviews quilt artists Sharon Wirtz and Jane Gabaldon, in a community engagement project between the Museum...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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“I think of a lot of things when I’m playing the piano and one of the last things I think about is the piano…you try to somehow think and feel li...

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


  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 11:02
  • Purchases: 3
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NEA Jazz Master Yusef Lateef on Joining Dizzy's Big Band; Finding One's Voice; Lifetime Student; and Musical Beginnings.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Muhal Richard on Rejecting Categories; Chicago; Composing; Early Influences; Early Band; Founding AACM; and Listening Habits.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 07:56
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron on Hearing Coltrane Live; Improvisation; Yusef Lateef; and Moving to NYC.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master George Avakian on "Discovering this strange music"; Wrong Microphone incident; Most Important Accomplishment; Revolutionizing the L...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Cedar Walton on Mosaic; His Early Influences; Remembering Arriving in NYC and College Education.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson on Connecting tot he Audiences; Quotes Eric Dolphy; First Performance; Milt Jackson rock the boat; and Pee Wee Mar...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KCSM, KVSC, KBEM and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 8
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NEA Jazz Master Annie Ross on The Contest that Launched Her Career; Being Raised in Hollywood; Working with Lambert and Hendricks; Recording "Singi...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 08:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Bill Holman on Writing for Stan Kenton; Dangers of Success; Starting his own Big Band; Changes to his Arrangement; and Composing

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 5
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FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, NEA JAZZ MASTER DAVE BRUBECK HAS TRAVELED THE WORLD, FORGING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH MUSIC. HE’S BEEN ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST ...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz on Early Inspiration; Alto Verses Tenor; Spontaneous Improvision; His Sound; and Sideman Mentality.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Radio, KBEM and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton on First Gig with Duke Ellington' First Gig; Dedication to the Music; Racism; and Al Jackson.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 06:29
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Jim Hall on Spiritual Awakening; Technique vs. Ideas; Bill Kirchner; Nat Hentoff; Pat Metheny; and Meeting Sonny Rollins

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 08:28
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Herbie Hancock on Branford Marsalis; Stefon Harris; Watermelon Man; and Becoming Interesting in Jazz.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Artie Shaw explains that "You do things that some people think are impossible, and that’s what separates the men from the boys."

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Radio, and KTRL


  • Added: Dec 03, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis on Connecting to Audiences; and Pop.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Radio, and WCSU-FM


  • Added: Dec 03, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern on Remembering Fats Waller; Symphony Sid; Billy Holiday; Louis Armstrong and Arriving in the US.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2009
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi on Forming a Big Band; His First Inspiration; Bud Powell; and Remembering the Old days.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2009
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Scott on Vultures; Approach; and Radio.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, KCSM and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Buddy DeFranco on His First Influence; Jazz Contest; "Opus One"; Challenges of the Clarinet; Bepop; and Approaching a Performance.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 17, 2009
  • Length: 09:24
  • Purchases: 4
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NEA Jazz Master Shirley Horn describes her Musical Childhood; Her Influences; Her Collaboration with Miles Davis; and Her Collaboration with Carmen...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 17, 2009
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 6