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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109 Pieces

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this week, we'll celebrate the almighty groove: spiritual grooves, jammy grooves, funky grooves and more! We'll hear from Leon Thomas, Pharoah Sand...

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


  • Added: Jan 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, another look back at some of my favorite music from the past year, with some great music from Nubya Garcia, Chris Poland, Avishai Cohen ...

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


  • Added: Jan 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll check out some of the best that 2020 had to offer from Jeff Parker, Will Bernard, Jeremy Cunningham, Jazz is Dead, and more!

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


  • Added: Jan 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're listening to two monumental Jazz guitarists, John McLaughlin and John Scofield. We'll hear them both with Miles Davis, on their ow...

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


  • Added: Dec 29, 2020
  • Length: 57:04
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll take a listen to some of the titans of the avant-garde...Yusef Lateef, Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman and a few modern...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Let's get in the holiday spirit with music from Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe, John Zorn, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Wynton Marsalis and more!

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


  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 57:58
  • Purchases: 4
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this week, it's the annual Notes from the Jazz Underground tribute to Frank Zappa, with selections from Hot Rats, Chunga's Revenge, Sleep Dirt, and...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:04
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This week, we'll explore the music of Jimi Hendrix through a Jazz lens, with performances from Mike Stern, John Scofield, Zach Brock, Jamie Cullum,...

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


  • Added: Dec 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, we check out some new music, some old music, some re-imagined Coltrane music and more!

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


  • Added: Nov 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, Notes from the Jazz Underground celebrates episode 100 with a look back at some music from the past two years, and some of the enduring ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we'll take a listen to a handful of Nels Cline's albums with Julian Lage, Medeski, Martin and Wood, The Nels Cline Singers and more!

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


  • Added: Nov 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll take a listen to music from Frank Zappa, Dave Holland, Fred Anderson, Herbie Hancock, and more!

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


  • Added: Nov 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're checking out brand new music from London, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

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


  • Added: Nov 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, I wanted to pay tribute to one of my favorite Jazz artists from my favorite period of his career. Keith Jarrett in the 70's created stun...

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


  • Added: Oct 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're heading back to the 90's for some highlights from John Zorn's Masada, Craig Taborn, John Scofield and more!

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


  • Added: Oct 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll listen to Sonny Sharrock, David S. Ware, Anthony Pirog, Bill Frisell, Anthony Pirog again and Sonny Sharrock again. In other words...

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


  • Added: Oct 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Cannonball Adderley recorded some smokin' albums that we could roughly call fusion in the late 60's and early 70's, and we'll listen to some of the...

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


  • Added: Oct 06, 2020
  • Length: 57:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, we'll throw the spotlight on Cindy Blackman Santana's new album, Give the Drummer Some, plus jams from Carlos Santana, Miles Davis, Avis...

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


  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're focusing mainly on new music from the last couple of months, with some stellar jams from Christian Scott, Chien Chien Lu, Josh Joh...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and KLCC


  • Added: Sep 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, let's listen to titans of the Avant-Garde, titans of funk, and some more great stuff to boot. Grant Green, Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp, Hi...

Bought by KLCC and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2