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In the conclusion of his four-part interview with Tony Arata, Ty Hager talks with the hit songwriter ("The Dance") about the craft of songwriting a...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 08:44
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Songwriter and broadcaster Ty Hager's special interview with Tony Arata, songwriter of "The Dance." Part one of four.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 10:25
Caption: Melvin Rhyne at the 2012 Jazz Organ Fellowship Tribute
The late Melvin Rhyne is interviewed with tracks from his discography mixed in

  • Added: May 19, 2018
  • Length: 56:02
Caption: Paul Whiteman
Although bandleaders Paul Whiteman and Jean Goldkette were competitors in the 1920s, through their careers they remained friendly rivals.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lillian "Lil" Hardin Armstrong
This is a tribute to a few of the more influential women who were instrumental in the formation of early jazz.

Bought by WYSO, WKMS, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WMOT, WCPN and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Martina Arroyo, Credit:  Marty Umans
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Art Works presents a 2010 interview with the great Martina Arroyo. We salute Martina Arroyo for her brilliant v...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WNJR, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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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
Caption: Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday once said, "No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music." In a recent Views and Brews f...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM and WJSU


  • Added: Sep 27, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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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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George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, has created countless festivals worldwide and can be connected to every important jazz musician ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2012
  • Length: 15:27
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Homage to Astor Piazzolla featuring Catherine Wilson and Ensemble Vivant hosted by Keith Horner.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2012
  • Length: 58:45
Caption: Barry Harris, Billy Higgins
In the 40s, jazzmen came of age on the stages of dance halls. Pianist Barry Harris and drummer Billy Higgins capture the view from those stages.

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


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 10:44
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Dan Navarro and Eric Lowen
Eric Lowen of the singing/songwriting duo Lowen and Navarro died March 23rd, 2012 at the age of 60 after an extended experience with Lou Gehrig's d...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2012
  • Length: 19:19
Caption: Lee Konitz , Credit: Frank Stewart
Widely admired for his original sound, the 83 year old alto saxophonist Lee Konitz is a master of improvisation who continues to travel the world s...

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


  • Added: Mar 11, 2011
  • Length: 11:01
  • 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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Summer songs from Magic Kids and some new bands from the UK.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KSJD, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2010
  • Length: 57:13
  • Purchases: 7
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This program features an evening of music and interviews with Los Lobos-Acoustic En Vivo. This performance was recorded live at the Historic Rialto...

Bought by KUPR low power FM, Prairie Public, KRZA, KZYX, KGOU and more


  • Added: Jul 30, 2009
  • Length: 58:26
  • Purchases: 6
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An Evening of music and Interviews with Cajun Music Icons Beausoliel, recorded live in 2004 at Mountain Village in Telluride, Colorado

Bought by Prairie Public and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jul 30, 2009
  • Length: 58:23
  • Purchases: 2
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An hour of Little Feat music recorded live at the 2001 Taos Solar Music festival in Taos NM, the 2002 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, in Tellurid...

Bought by KUPR low power FM and KGOU


  • Added: Jul 23, 2009
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Actor who plays Special Agent Phillip Broyes in the Fringe. He has also appeared in Lost and The Wire.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2009
  • Length: 30:36
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Part 3 of 3 focuses on changes to the face of black American entertainment in the early 20th century and what that can tell us about contemporary t...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio and NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: 18:27
  • Purchases: 2
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Part 2 of 3 focuses on how early African American recordings planted the seeds for several uniquely American music styles and for social equality.

Bought by Marfa Public Radio and NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: 18:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Part 1 of 3 focuses on the techniques and content of the very earliest commercial recordings.

Bought by PRX Remix, Marfa Public Radio, and NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: 12:27
  • Purchases: 3
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Rita Houston hosts this look back at Bob Dylan's Newport Folk Festival appearances from 1963-1965

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Prairie Public, KUMD, KMUW, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26