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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
Caption: Ben Todd of Lonesome Shack restores broken guitars, Credit: Joshua McNichols / Day Job
Ben Todd restores guitars for The Trading Musician in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood. And he's become deeply embedded in the local music scene. B...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 12:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rudy Van Gelder
Rudy Van Gelder is a recording engineer who loved jazz and is most notably associated with the sound of Blue Note Records. He recorded many legenda...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 03:06
  • Purchases: 2
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In Duke Ellington's Eulogy to Billy Strayhorn he wrote, "His greatest virtue, I think, was his honesty--not only to others, but to himself." As we ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 28, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Stan Getz
“My life is music, and in some vague, mysterious and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to a...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 05, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Benny Goodman
In the 1930’s, the clarinetist and bandleader, Benny Goodman, brought jazz stylings to mainstream America. With this short feature jazz historian a...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A man promises pearls, diamonds and riches to a woman. She responds: I have no need for these treasures. Bars on the window are bars even if they ...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Jul 24, 2012
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Whispers" Tendrilic wires > Reaching for infinity > Connect me to you, Credit: Eric Bishop 2012
In celebration of National Poetry Month, 12 poets are featured with their original works. Stori Sojourner stitches the poems together to create the...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Apr 30, 2012
  • Length: 25:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Six Moments with 2011 NEA Jazz Master, composer, and arranger Johnny Mandel.

Bought by WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, and KVSC


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The Holmes Brothers have been entertaining audiences with their uplifting blend of gospel, blues and R&B for three decades. Their latest album "Fe...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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For our fourth show we take on one of the most difficult topics to ever be expressed in popular music. Racial relations... and the ugly history of ...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2010
  • Length: 07:30
Caption: JS Bach
Three musical giants reflect on what they feel when they play and hear Bach. For any format, the 60 second drop-in is ideal for Bach's Birthday (Ma...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
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NEA Jazz Master Snooky Young discusses his craft and his solo in "Uptown Blues."

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Evergreen profile of Frank Loesser, composer of "Guys & Dolls", the most frequently produced musical ever

Bought by KERA, KOTO, and WHQR


  • Added: Feb 22, 2005
  • Length: 07:13
  • Purchases: 3