PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Caption: Adrian Rollini
In the mid-1920s, the bass and baritone saxophone emerged from the rhythm section of jazz bands, to become one of the primary soloists. Adrian Roll...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Robert Jay Lifton
A general tendency among those who study human behavior is to identify two separate groups of mental predators.

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Punch Miller
Ernest ‘Punch’ Miller and Roy Hobson, both cornetists, had somewhat parallel careers. Both very active in the 1920s, and both recorded extensively ...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Melanie Joy
An act of oppression comes in many forms. Government, household, work environment, and even friendships. It happens when one group or person exerci...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: City transport c1925
Throughout time, musicians enjoy performing songs about transportation. The challenges of travel are highlighted in this program.

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Now approaching national treasure status in the UK, Ruby is a veteran Soul and Gospel singer - one of the finest the UK has ever seen.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 27:10
Caption: Join Suzanne Nance (left) and Robert McBride (right) for the 48th Annual Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival
Chamber Music Northwest creates an environment for great chamber music to exist in Portland, OR. This series is a highlight of CMNW's fun and casua...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
Caption: Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee
Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how much time we spend online. We might even ask if it really matters. The digital world is so ...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Lonnie Johnson
In the 1920s, jazz and popular music meant the same thing. At that point the guitar moved out of the rhythm section to became another solo voice.

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1965, two intellectuals met at Cambridge University for a debate. The topic: “The American dream is at the expense of the American Negro.” The r...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Joel Shaw & his Orchestra
In 1925, pianist Joel Shaw became vast friends with bandleader Gene Kardos. They clicked. Their style had elements of jazz, society dance band and ...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Robert Boyers
Intolerance is increasing in the world of academia. A poisonous climate at universities and colleges is creating, what is known as, identity politi...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Arthur Lally, reed artist
It seems that before jazz became popular in America, the British were ready to adopt the new music. Even the Prince of Whales got into the act by b...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Virginia State Penitentiary
The Virginia State Penitentiary in its early years was considered an extremely progressive prison. That didn't last long. Not long after it opened...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 27:05
Caption: Cornet Red Nichols
Musicians were known to violate their recordings contracts fairly regularly in the 1920s. It’s the old story that the talent was underpaid. So, it ...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Roberto Tejada
Mixing history with poetic metaphor is not an easy task. Especially when the subject involves separate cultures, different languages, and vastly ch...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Andy Kirk 78 rpm recxord label
In the first two decades of jazz, light-heartedness and hokum were prevalent. It wasn’t until the late 1930s that musicians decided to become more ...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Cow Cow Davenport
Your environment is your identity. That’s exactly why so many tunes in early jazz were written about the street that inspires the song. Naming a mu...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ian Stewart
We’re obsessed with predicting the future. Most of the time, though, we get it wrong. On the other hand, we can predict a specific event with near ...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Ed Peeples
Edward Harden Peeples V was born to be a racist. It almost seemed preordained. One of his ancestors had owned 250 slaves and his father loathed bla...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 25:37
  • Purchases: 1
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The love of Ricardo and Georgiana Montalban: Star Trek meets Corinthian leather on Fantasy Island; Foreplay chardonnay or“wining” about winter in t...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 38:43
Caption: Mississippi River map
It wasn’t just products, livestock and people transported up and down the Mississippi in the 1920s. It was also music. Specifically jazz. A vast ma...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Cory Doctorow
How we deal with the possibilities of tomorrow are very dependent on how we handle those possibilities today. Sounds simple, however, even when we ...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: David Hudson, Credit: Charles McGuigan
David Hudson has been principal of Linwood Holton Elementary School for thirteen years now. When he took over the reins of command, the school—thou...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 27:19
Caption: David Hudson, Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo
David Hudson had been principal of Linwood Holton Elementary School for thirteen years now. When he took over the reins of command, the school—thou...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 27:11