WDCB

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WDCB 90.9fm is a public radio station broadcasting with 5,000 watts to the Chicagoland area. You'll find us at 90.9fm 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and streaming live at WDCB.org. We're known for our eclectic music programming: jazz, blues, news, americana, and more! We also broadcast local news, features and useful information for residents of our community college district. We sponsor lots of musical events, either at the college's McAninch Arts Center or with other organizations in and around Chicago.

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13 Pieces

Take an hour long journey exploring America's rich musical heritage without leaving the comfort of home. Join Greg Easterling as he features musical styles ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Country to Americana, Folk to Roots Rock, and more.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2017
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Jazz Organic is a weekly radio stop for America's truest art form, as played on the tonewheel organ.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Mar 29, 2019
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Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Patricia Barber hosts WDCB’s three-part series “MusicHeads,” recorded in the acoustically pristine PianoForte Studios in downtown Chicago. Each show explores a different musical theme and can be used as a 3 part series or as stand alone pieces. These FREE programs are suitable for airing any time of year, but would fit nicely into Women's History or Jazz Appreciation month programming.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2015
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90 Pieces

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

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2018
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30 Pieces

When Jazz Was King

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2019

Latest Pieces

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Do you like food,cookin',food coffee? Well we have music for all of the above from James P. Johnson, Irving Aaronson, Edmond Hall and others for yo...

Bought by KSTK and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:28
  • Purchases: 2
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on this edition of Notes from the Jazz Underground, we take a listen to Jazz renditions of one of the masters of R&B, Curtis Mayfield, with Lou Don...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, some slightly dusty gems, some brand new things, and some nuggets from the songbooks of John Zorn, David Bowie, Duke Ellington and more!

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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With all of the internationally lauded Jazz coming out of Chicago these days, Notes from the Jazz Underground takes a look - and a listen - to some...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: When Jazz Was King
James P. Johnson extraordinary pianist, composer in solo format and duo with Bessie Smith.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:17
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West Coast based pianist, composer, bandleader multi-instrumentalist Sonny Clay with his own bands and solo piano too.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:16
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We end our trilogy with Hawk talking about Fletcher Henderson, Jack Teagarden and playing with Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappeli as well.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:45
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We continue with Coleman Hawkins and Bill Grauer in the summer of 1956. He continues with Fletcher Henderson in music and voice. Plus we'll hear hi...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:15
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In 1956 Coleman Hawkins sat down with Bill Grauer from Riverside records and talked about his life in Jazz. This time about Fletcher Henderson, Ted...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:24
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this week, things get weird with Matthew Shipp, weirder with Sonic Youth and funky with George Benson.

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Oct 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2