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Caption: Don Redman
By the time jazz had been around for a decade, musicians began a line of experimentation. It pulled them further and further away from their roots:...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sam Morgan's Band
New Orleans trumpet artist Sam Morgan is a curiosity.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Benny Carter, Credit: Jazz Classics jacket cover
If it wasn't for jazz and blues enthusiast John Hammond, Brunswick Records may never have released the music they did in the early 1930s.

Bought by KMUN and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Duke Ellington
1933 was a pivotal year for jazz. As far as musicians were concerned, the depression closed a lot of doors for lucrative employment, but it also op...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mardi Gras parade
What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with New Orleans musicians performing the music of the Festivities.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Kansas City was a hotbed of jazz in the 1920s. Their inventive style is heard in works the of Walter Page's Blue Devils, Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds ...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Louis Armstrong
Many jazz historians look at the development of jazz in the 1920s, and highlight 1927 and ’28 as the pinnacle.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council (TFPC)
This program features the music of the 1920s and ‘30s that have been used in films and TV in recent years.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 08, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Reginald Foresythe
Reginald Foresythe was an inventive composer and pianist whose originality can still be heard today.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fletcher Henderson
So why are the terms “Swing Era” and Big Band Era are identified with the 1930s? Jazz big band had been around for over 16-years, and all of the mu...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fats & Satchmo
Thomas 'Fats' Waller and Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong. In many ways, they were polar opposites.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
February 26, 1917 marks the date of the first recording of jazz. The Original Dixieland Jazz Band had the honor to be the first, but even that was ...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1927 New Year, Credit: Morton Poster
1927 - What a Year! The world was shrinking faster than anyone predicted.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ben Pollack
By the time Ben Pollack appeared as himself in the 1956 film The Benny Goodman Story, he was all but forgotten. Fans of early jazz remember him as ...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy Blythe
This program features five pianists who were recognized for their talents, but seldom had the chance to shine on their own (at least in jazz). They...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Harmonizing vocals of The Boswell Sisters and The Mills Brothers were inspired by the turn of the century barbershop quartets.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Sharing, Credit: Julia Meek
Humanitarian Hervé Kempf suggests: “Consume less; share better.” Hope you can share an hour of your time to hear how it's done!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR, WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Sidney Bechet
Selected clarinetists and saxophonists who furthered the art of jazz improvisation in the 1920s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy Lytell
In the early years of jazz, musicians felt inspired to write about the cities that gave them unique images of the era. After all, each location has...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Three broadcast-ready segments with out-cues (one hour total) of weekly new music show, radio UNLEASHED, based out of Woodstock NY.

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 56:37
Caption: Edmond Hall
The most common makeup of bands in the 1920s was five pieces: trumpet, trombone, clarinet, bass and drums. But, inventive musicians in later years ...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paulina Petkoski
Season 2: Playground Detroit with Paulina Petkoski Romy interviews dynamo Paulina Petkowski, co-owner and co-founder of Playground Detroit! Learn...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 36:21
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Roots Revival, Credit: Julia Meek
As author, Eric Olson noted: "Music is what life sounds like"...and it's the roots of that very soundscape we're exploring this week, on the Folkta...

Bought by WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), and WFIU


  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Andy Razaf
If someone in Hollywood were to write an accurate screenplay on the life of composer/lyricist Andy Razaf, few would believe it.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1