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Both Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong entered the professional music scene in the early 1920s. Both favored traditional jazz with its roots in New O...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
Davu Seru is a north Minneapolis composer who has been influenced by experiences in Chicago and Ghana, and it all comes out in his music. Davu lead...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Thomas "Fats" Waller
One of the most flamboyant, enigmatic, larger than life personalities in early jazz is Thomas “Fats” Waller: a primary exponent of Stride piano.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In appreciation of rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley, Paul Ingles hosts an hour of music from Bo's songbook as well as music from some of the many r...

Bought by KSJE


  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sarah M. Greer, Credit: Brena Greer
A decade ago, Sarah M Greer had just about enough with her job. So she quit, and enrolled in music school to study vocal performance. Now she is a ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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The Pacifica Quartet play the Quintet in C by Schubert and Imani Winds play a modern piece based on Duke Ellington

Bought by WNIJ, Rhythm & News Service, KWAX, and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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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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Hour One of a lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy. We’ll hear from other musicians, musi...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KUPR low power FM, KOSU, KSRQ, KSJE and more


  • Added: Jan 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Delta Blues Museum
Executive Director of the Delta Blues Museum Shelley Ritter keeps the blues alive and honors its history.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 22:42
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chicago Hottentots
Traditional jazz began its road to sophistication in the mid 1920s with artists like Louie Armstrong, Albert Nicholas, Richard M. Jones, Johnny Dod...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy Noone
This program visits Chicago's South Side in the latter 1920s to hear three of the leading proponents of jazz clarinet.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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
Caption: Sonny Rollins, Credit: John Abbott
It's Sonny Rollins 87th birthday and he sat down with the NEA's Josephine Reed to talk about his life in music.

Bought by KWMR and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nique Love Rhodes
Nique Love Rhodes We have a social entrepreneur of a different kind, she is a rapper! You will have an opportunity to learn how the social and bus...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 39:03
Caption: Phil Wiggins, Credit: Bibiana Huang Matheis
2017 National Heritage Fellow and Blues Harmonica Player Phil Wiggins brings it all home in this music-rich conversation.

Bought by WCPN and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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An hourlong program of classic jazz, exploring a collection of influential jazz material know as "The Birth of the Cool" recorded by a circle of mu...

Bought by Radio New Zealand


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
Davu Seru is the current Studio Z composer in Residence. Among his goals is combining west African-based traditions such as drumming and the blues...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:00