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New Letters on the Air features Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District. This Cave Canem fellow shares...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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In 1943, Duke Ellington debuted a landmark 43-minute musical portrayal of the African-American experience at Carnegie Hall. We'll hear music from i...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jim Luce, Luce Group, Credit: Sarah Juliet Luce
From the Luce Group, Renee Rosnes Quartet, Steve Turré Big Band and Gary Bartz Quartet pay tribute to Joe Henderson, JJ Johnson and Jackie McLean i...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:45
Caption: Composer Tania León
Whether making their homes in Spain, the United States, or never venturing from the Pearl of the Antilles, Cuba’s best-known and best-loved compos...

Bought by 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), KMUN, KVNO, WXXI and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Stefon Harris on Dialogs, Credit: Michael Ambrosino
Stefon Harris speaks to the musical, cultural and political influences in his career and creative practice, while unpacking the core aspects of his...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2019
  • Length: 32:35
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The O'Jays have made their final album, The Last Word, and it's filled with wisdom, love and some choice words about the state of the world.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, and KFCF FM


  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Ashby turned the harp into a swinging and dynamic instrument for jazz.

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Slave spirituals were often improvisations upon older hymns that became entirely new songs, and in some ways they foreshadow the birth of American ...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Sounds Jewish commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. with music that honors the late Civil Rights leader.

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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As the black-pride movement gained momentum in the late 1960s and early 1970s, an increasing number of jazz artists began to incorporate the messag...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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A program featuring tributes to inspirational figures such as Paul Robeson , Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King Jr. from Freddie Hubbard, Coun...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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Diggin' Diz: A Portrait Of Dizzy Gillespie

  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Vietnam was the first war fought to a soundtrack, with over 4000 war-related songs written and recorded between 1965-73. The lyrics were patriotic,...

Bought by KHNS and WXXI


  • Added: Aug 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A program about Louis Armstrong’s mid-career years, in which he led the small-group All-Stars, scored chart hits with pop ballads, and became a Col...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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An hour-long program of classic jazz, presenting the second of a two-part program exploring the life and music of Thelonious Monk, with special gue...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio and KGLT


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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An hourlong program of classic jazz, presenting the first of a two-part program exploring the life and music of Thelonious Monk, with special guest...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio and KGLT


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
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An hour-long program of classic jazz, featuring musical tributes to the so-called “Black Metropolis,” including Duke Ellington’s “Harlem,” Roy Eldr...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, 90.5 WSNC, WUCF, and WCPN


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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An hourlong program of classic jazz, exploring a collection of influential jazz material know as "The Birth of the Cool" recorded by a circle of mu...

Bought by Radio New Zealand


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An hour-long program featuring performances of songs with lyrics by author Langston Hughes, including recordings by Nina Simone, June Christy, Jame...

Bought by KVNF, WCPN, WMOT, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WVAS and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 10
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Music from trumpeter Miles Davis' final years, including his albums Amandla and Tutu, and collaborations with Shirley Horn and Quincy Jones.

  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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We celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's centennial with a look at one of the singer's busiest and most memorable years on record.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:04
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A lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy. We’ll hear from other musicians, music writers, ...

Bought by KUHF, WCAI / WNAN, Red River Radio Network, WXXI, WYSO and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 22
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n this episode of For the Record, Tom and Julian look at one man's version of how Jazz began and go behind the scenes of the original cast recordin...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
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In this episode of For the Record, Tom and Julian go behind the scenes of the Houston Grand Opera's 1976 recording of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Th...

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 1
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A blowout farewell edition of our weekly program after eight plus years of broadcasting!

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1