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In this episode of In 2 The Music, Al Neff gets in 2 Stax Volt Records. This program is funded in part by a Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage L...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 02:30
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Manna Dey’s birthday is May 1. He would have been 100 years old.

  • Added: Apr 29, 2019
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Shirley Witherspoon record cover, Credit: Catherine M. Wilson
Singer Shirley Witherspoon found inspiration in listening to Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Percy Hughes, Credit: Andrea Canter
Percy Hughes played saxophone, and considered Johnny Hodges his role model. Percy was able to meet Johnny and exchange music with him.

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mike Elliott's Diffusion record cover, Credit: Joe Ketola
Mike Elliott was a guitarist who founded Natural Life in 1972, and became an important part of the jazz scene in the Twin Cities.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 05:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jeanne Arland Peterson, Credit: Andrea Canter
Jeanne Arland Peterson is the matriarch of the Twin Cities' first family of jazz. Leigh Kamman interviews Jeanne in 1996.

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jack McDuff, Credit: Hemu Aggarwal
Leigh Kamman travels to the Artist's Quarter in St. Paul to interview organist Jack McDuff.

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 05:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Irv Williams, Credit: Andrea Canter
Leigh Kamman interviews "Mr. Smooth", Irv Williams.

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Eddie Berger's Album Bebop and Soda, Credit: Don Riggott
Eddie Berger was the "King of Bebop" in the Twin Cities Jazz scene. Leigh Kamman interviews Eddie, and features his music.

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 05:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bob Rockwell, Credit: Andrea Canter
Leigh speaks with tenor saxophone titan Bob Rockwell when Bob was visiting from his home in Copenhagen Denmark. He and Leigh talk about how he got...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Metheny grew up in a musical family, starting on trumpet at the age of eight and switching to guitar a few years later. By age 15 he was mentored b...

Bought by KJZX- Jazz ATX, WART FM, KBEM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Ashe Bhosle in Kolkata, Credit: Sandip Roy
Once Asha effortlessly brought India to my kitchen in California. Now she transported me from a balmy night in a park in Kolkata to a foggy evening...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: The ensemble cast of Monsoon Wedding, Credit: Photo courtesy Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair was an unlikely hit in 2001. A movie set in India but not a British Raj nostalgia film. Nor a Passage to spiritual Ind...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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In these moments, we learn some cool facts about one of the best piano innovators of all time, NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman.

Bought by KJZX- Jazz ATX, WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 6
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
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NOTE: The :48 intro CAN be removed without prior permission. Eddie Ramirez remembers a cruising in the newest car he'd ever owned, black, all pow...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2016
  • Length: 05:34
Caption: Baluji Shrivastav, Credit: Sandip Roy
In India in the 1960s there were few options for a blind child. Blind people often begged in trains and railway platforms singing hymns. But Baluji...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 1
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You’re listening to the words of Mark Twain, performed by William Sterling Battis and… You’re on the Sound Beat This excerpt from Tom Sawyer, comin...

Bought by WHAV


  • Added: May 02, 2016
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s the great Western discovery of India all over again.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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2015 NEA Jazz Master George Coleman shares stories about playing with NEA Heritage Fellow, BB King, falling in love with Charlie Parker, and learni...

Bought by KJZX- Jazz ATX, WART FM, WUSF, GCR (Global Community Radio), Harford Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 7
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A live show that you can view by looking at the video listed on the Full Description. You can also participate with the folks at the broadcast tab...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:56:58
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I couldn't tell you why I think 100k watts of chewing tin foil is appropriate radio but here's three hours of music you've never heard by musicians...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 02:54:32
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Jamie is visited by the Officer Duane Williams of the dreaded FCC police who is checking whether Jamie's sober to drunk listenership ratio is high ...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2015
  • Length: 02:56:56
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This weeks episode features friends from New Orleans ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band with an opening set by our very own Blue Canvas Orchestra.

Bought by WNMU-FM, KMSU, KALH, KPIP-LP, KUMD and more


  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Music that led to rock and roll from musicians that influenced the rock and roll legends. None of the hits but all of the originators. Collector...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:50:56