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Music of the pianist and composer-arranger who left his stamp on the bebop and hardbop era, as well as an interview with Dameron biographer Paul Co...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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One of the world's most successful music producers got his start as a jazz trumpeter, arranger, and bandleader. We'll hear recordings he made in th...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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In the late 1960s an aging Duke Ellington faced a changing musical landscape and the loss of his longtime writing partner, Billy Strayhorn. How did...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:02
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Diggin' Diz: A Portrait Of Dizzy Gillespie

  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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A look at one of hardbop's greatest front lines: Trumpeter Lee Morgan and saxophonist Wayne Shorter were two of the leading lights of the 1960s har...

  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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A salute to hardbop pianist Freddie Redd, featuring recordings he made with artists such as Jackie McLean and Tina Brooks.

  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:05
Caption: The phenomenal Ruthie Foster.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcome vocal powerhouse from Austin, Texas Ruthie Foster plus East Nashville base...

Bought by KDLG, KJJF, WETS, WOUB, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 10
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We're exploring the twilight years of Duke Ellington's career on "Ellington Ending."

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:02
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Jazz scholar and Lester Young box-set annotator Loren Schoenberg joins us as we look at the music the saxophonist made in the years following a dif...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis a...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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A blowout farewell edition of our weekly program after eight plus years of broadcasting!

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lionel Loueke performs at Montreal Jazz Festival, Credit: (c) 2016 Reese Erlich
Guitarist Lionel Loueke brings the sounds and rhythms of Benin to the world of jazz.

Bought by WAER


  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 1
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A variety of styles from within the Blues spectrum, all off new and recent album releases.

Bought by KSRQ and WJSU


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Big name new releases and truly independent Blues

Bought by WJSU


  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Great new release Blues albums covering a wide variety of the genre's different styles.

Bought by WJSU


  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Back from vacation, Johnny Full-Time has a huge stack of new CDs that recently arrived.

Bought by KSRQ and WJSU


  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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New release Blues music from a mixture of established names and young superstars on the rise.

Bought by KSRQ and WJSU


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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New release Blues albums have their songs filling this week's playlist, representing a broad variety of Blues styles.

Bought by WSGE


  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Big time new release Blues music, and a couple crossovers by Country artists, populate this week's playlist.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: May 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week features a ton of top tier new releases, and an unintentional slant toward harmonica Blues throughout most of the program.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We were flooded with new releases, and most of them populate this incredible playlist.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A broad spectrum of Blues styles selected from recent years' releases.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Tons of new Blues music, including new releases from Joe Bonamassa and Curtis Salgado!

Bought by KSRQ, WJSU, and WSGE


  • Added: Apr 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The arrival of Spring, and the return of new and independent Blues music.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This year's Spiritual Side of the Blues special focuses on the music of Blind Willie Johnson!

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Mar 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2