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Caption: GetPublished! Radio Host Gerald Everett Jones, Credit: La Puerta Productions
Three stories about that elusive quality - musicianship.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 03:13
Caption: Gloria Rhoden, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Billed as the world's smallest woman, Gloria Rhoden of St. Mary Jamaica understands the nature of true beauty.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2016
  • Length: 23:02
Caption: The Washingtonians
In the beginning, they went by the name, The Washingtonians. But, it wasn’t long before they became one of the most recognizable bands in the coun...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bert Ambrose & his Orchestra
Bandleader and violinist Bert Ambrose lead, by far, the most distinguished dance band in England in the latter 1920s and early 1930s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 23, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Johnny Dodds
As jazz emerged as the popular music of the 1920s, it was common to have the trumpet as the lead instrument, however, a few pioneering musicians wa...

Bought by KRZA and KCBX


  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Eddie South
Chicago based violinist Eddie South, The Dark Angel of the Fiddle, actually can be classified as worldwide.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In the first decade of jazz, many trumpet players attempted to reach the level of musicianship set by Louis Armstrong. Two, in particular, were sta...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s Flapper
Several of the songs heard in this program were never sold over the counter. If you knew the artist, you’d have to request it from the clerk, who w...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Phil Napoleon
Phil Napoleon is considered a primary pioneer of jazz trumpet, and his playing profoundly affected Red Nichols and Bix Beiderbecke. He was one of t...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Gershwin
The music of composer, pianist, and painter George Gershwin. This tribute features many of his songs from the 1920s and '30s, and comments of some ...

Bought by Radio New Zealand and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bessie Smith
The cornerstones for this program: Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday featuring several artists who benefited from the breakthrough recordings of Mami...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Windy City 1920s
When we think of the Big Bands, it’s most often in terms of the Swing Era. Understandable, since those sweet and hot orchestra’s dominated the 1930...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s an understatement to say that Georgia was not known as a mecca for early jazz; nevertheless, there are several quality musicians from the Atla...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 02, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Episode one explores the old sounds that have influenced the new sounds of Chinese alternative music.

Bought by KUT and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 10, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vikram Jayanti, September 10, 2010, San Francisco, CA, Credit: Andrea Chase
Filmmaker Vikram Jayanti on lies, truth, and Hollywood Babylon in his doc, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF PHIL SPECTOR

  • Added: Sep 13, 2010
  • Length: 21:01
Caption: Director Dianna Dilworth
The Mellotron was the sound of progressive rock and space music in the 1970s. Before digital synthesizers, it was an instrument that played back t...

Bought by KUOW, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WAMC


  • Added: Apr 09, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Ylang ylang is a flowering tree that grows in South Asia, and on his album, Ylang, Robert Rich has sculpted another exotic forest of sound, full of...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
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You may not know Jon Hopkins, but you’ve heard him on albums by Coldplay, Massive Attack, Imogen Heap and Brian Eno. On Coldplay’s Viva La Vida or...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 25, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Violinist Anna Schaad’s music is steeped in fantasy and inspired by her Navy pilot husband. Though heavily Celtic influenced, she takes an electro...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 09, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ian Boddy and Mark Shreeve of Arc, Credit: Kimberly Haas
English electronic musicians Mark Shreeve and Ian Boddy perform in a pair of cockpits of keyboards and gear. They specialize in a sound that has r...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
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Acclaimed jazz guitarist Pat Metheny plugs to the Orchestrion, a massive instrument based on the old player piano orchestrations of yore.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 18, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Harold Budd started out as a jazz drummer in the 1950s, then became a student of Schoenberg style serialism. Against that backdrop, he revolted th...

Bought by KUT and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 11, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Native flute master R. Carlos Nakai, luthier and guitarist William Eaton, and world percussionist Will Clipman return with an album of intuitive im...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
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An African griot meets a German jazz trumpeter when Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze talk about their unlikely and serenely beautiful collaboration.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 29, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1