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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119 Pieces

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some new stuff from Gary Bartz and the Jazz is Dead crew and the Barrett Martin Group, some brass band music, and Thundercat, too!

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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get your passports ready, because we'll be heading to Brazil, Mexico and India, checking out 70's fusion, and brand new Jazz, too!

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and KRPS


  • Added: Mar 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, a bunch of (mostly) new music, with jams from Kneebody, Bonerama, Butcher Brown, Angel Bat Dawid and more!

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In this, the fourth and final look back at Chick Corea, we check both versions of Chick Corea's Elektric Band, plus their reunions in 2004 and 2011!

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and KRPS


  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we take a look back at Chick Corea's more experimental side, with music from 1969 - 1982, with Circle, Return to Forever and various tri...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, we continue our look back at Chick Corea's career, and this time, we're cranking up the volume and jamming to Return to Forever. We're c...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The first in a three part series celebrating the music and legacy of Chick Corea. This week, the focus is on his work on the acoustic piano, from N...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, we'll take a listen to the work of bassist and producer Bill Laswell, and guitarist, vocalist and composer Ani DiFranco.

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and KRPS


  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, a look back at Ellington, Hawkins, Monk, Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman and more!

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and KRPS


  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, the focus is simply on some really good music, new and old, with music from Bobby Hutcherson, Weather Report, the latest from Jazz is De...

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


  • Added: Jan 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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