Notes from the Jazz Underground

Series produced by WDCB

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Notes from the Jazz Underground is where Jazz gets a little weirder, a little louder, and a little more on the edge.

Notes from the Jazz Underground is produced by Paul Abella at WDCB in Chicago. A show that focuses on the fringes of Jazz, Notes From the Jazz Underground is where you'll hear avant-garde Jazz, Fusion, Modern Jazz and Jazz that's outside the mainstream.


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80 Pieces

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this week, we'll hear Latin Jazz from the Underground, with stops in San Juan, Havana, Chicago, Sing-Sing Prison, Yankee Stadium and more!

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll get electronic with Mark Guiliana's Beat Music, electric with Keith Emerson, and eclectic with Brownout, Russell Gunn and Gil Scot...

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll hear some fantastic slabs of 1970's Jazz funk from Grover Washington, Jr, Bob James, Eddie Harris, Ramsey Lewis and more. And, we'...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll take a listen to some excellent Jazz-Funk, some free jazz, some freer jazz, and a set of music that fuses Jazz, Post-Rock and Hous...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we'll hear Jazz from the 50's, Jazz from today, Jazz/Hip-Hop Fusion, a big band, and more. New music from Ambrose Akinmusire and Butcher...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll go in a few directions, from Jazz interpretations of classical music, to energetic shows of chops galore. Join me for an hour fill...

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, a little of everything, from Miles Davis to off the wall cello music. We'll hear from pianist Kris Davis, new music from Enzo Carniel & ...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll take a look at one of the most unique keyboardists and harpists in the last 50 plus years of Jazz history, Alice Coltrane. We'll h...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're going to have two sets with two different ideas...light and darkness. We'll hear the freedom of "the new thing" in the early to mi...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're spending most of the hour with Medeski, Martin and Wood. We'll hear them acoustic and electric, on their own, and with John Scofie...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we spend some time with a few guitar heroes. Chris Poland, Will Bernard, Jake and Brendan from Umphrey's McGee and Jeff Beck, too. And a...

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Apr 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, we'll listen to some funky music. We'll listen to some funky music on the edge, and we'll check out some great collaborative efforts fro...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:20
  • Purchases: 3
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This week...we've got Jazz...with a twang! Jazz renditions of Country and Folk tunes by John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Bryan and the Haggards, Sara G...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, we're jamming to the music in the space between straight ahead Jazz and fusion, heading back to the late 60's and early 70's for music f...

Bought by KRPS, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and KLCC


  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll take a listen to new music from Gilfema, Avishai Cohen and Jazz is Dead, plus some older jams from Weather Report and a completely...

Bought by KRPS, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and KLCC


  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're going heavy on the guitars. Acoustic guitars from Rodrigo Y Gabriela and John McLaughlin, electric guitars with Bill Frisell and G...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 4
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this week, we'll hear a brass band from New York, modern Jazz from New Orleans, and a new generation of musicians re-imagines A Love Supreme.

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we celebrate one of the finest pianists in the history of Jazz, with a look at some of his most fiery and exploratory moments, from his ...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 56:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, I'll throw the spotlight on two epic jams: Frank Zappa and the Mothers, from back in 1968, and Tower of Power, recorded live in 1976. Fa...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, NFTJU checks out music from Nigeria, Mali, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and Morocco with some great jams from Fela Kuti, Ali Farka Toure, Tinar...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2