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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2009
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess On His Early Life, Mother's Influence, Audience Interaction, Bassie's Leadership, and Playing with the Basie Family.

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


  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Curtis Fuller on Tales of a Nun, The Tombone, Defining his Sound, "A Moment's Notice" and European Circus.

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 6
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SHE ENDURED THE CRITICISM. IT WAS 1959. BY THIS TIME, LINCOLN HAD ALREADY RECORDED SEVERAL ALBUMS AND EVEN HAD A SINGING ROLE IN A MOVIE. PIANIS...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA JAZZ MASTER ABBEY LINCOLN DIDN’T PERFORM AS A SINGER UNTIL HIGH SCHOOL. SHE DIDN’T ACTUALLY ASPIRE TO PERFORM PROFESSIONALLY UNTIL SHE WAS DIS...

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


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 4
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THE LATE NEA JAZZ MASTER, ARTIE SHAW COMPOSED ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN SONGS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, BEGIN THE BEGUINE.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA JAZZ MASTER ARTIE SHAW WAS THE SON OF IMMIGRANT PARENTS AND HUNG OUT ON THE STREETS OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 6
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ARTIE SHAW WAS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND OUTRAGEOUS FIGURES IN JAZZ. HE ONCE WROTE AN EPITAPH FOR HIMSELF WHICH READ, HE DID THE BEST HE COU...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA JAZZ MASTER MARIAN MCPARTLAND WAS A BIG FAN OF CLARINET AND SAX PLAYER, SIDNEY BECHET.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 7
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IN 1956, 2007 NEA JAZZ MASTER PHIL WOODS TOOK A SEAT IN THE RENOWNED DIZZY GILLESPIE BIG BAND. IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF A LONG FRIENDSHIP, WITH GI...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Sep 03, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 5
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one of the famous Gees Bend quilters talks about the tradition of quilting and their rise to international fame

Bought by NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: Aug 29, 2008
  • Length: 09:02
  • Purchases: 1
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The people and urban potery movement

  • Added: Aug 30, 2007
  • Length: 03:52
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the Big Chief of the Flaming Arrows mardi gras indian tribe talks about his new life post-katrina in Austin

  • Added: Sep 06, 2006
  • Length: 04:12