Lou Blouin

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  • Senior Producer, The New Jazz Archive
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Lou Blouin

Caption: Blue Note saxman Sonny Rollins, Credit: Francis Wolff

Blue Note Records (Ep. 13) (59:00)
From: Jeff Haas

In this hour, it's the myth and magic of the label that defined mid-century jazz: Blue Note Records.
Caption: Rahssan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Ep. 12) (59:00)
From: Jeff Haas

His unrivaled ability for playing many instruments at once made him one of the most unique jazz musicians of all time. But Rahsaan Roland Kirk's battle for his place in the ...
Caption: Jazz pianist Kenny Werner: the accidental guru of the musical self-help movement

Psychology of Jazz (Ep. 11) (59:00)
From: Jeff Haas

Are jazz musicians more prone to mental illness? Can jazz be therapeutic? And what can musicians do to get over performance anxiety? We'll answer those questions and more ...
Caption: Sax titan John Coltrane

John Coltrane (Ep. 10) (59:00)
From: Jeff Haas

In this hour, it's the life and legend of John Coltrane—from his rural North Carolina roots to his place as one of jazz's most spiritual men and musicians.
Caption: "Out Chorus" by jazz painter Romare Bearden, 1979-1980.

Jazz and the Visual Arts (Ep. 9) (59:00)
From: Jeff Haas

You can't listen to a painting or see a song. But that doesn't mean there aren't really interesting places where the worlds of jazz and art overlap. This week on the show, ...
Caption: Jazz songbird Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (Ep. 8) (59:00)
From: Jeff Haas

Billie Holiday has one of jazz's most bittersweet voices, and the biography to match.
Caption: Mary Lou Williams, Credit: William Gottlieb

Kansas City Jazz (Ep. 7) (59:00)
From: Jeff Haas

In this hour, we go in search of the storied and sordid roots of the famed Kansas City sound.
Caption: Les Paul, Credit: William Gottlieb

Les Paul (Ep. 6) (59:00)
From: Jeff Haas

Here's a little fact about Les Paul that you might not know: rock icon Steve Miller is Les Paul's godson. In this hour, Steve talks about his memories of his legendary ...
Caption: Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell

Jazz Americana (Ep. 5) (59:00)
From: Jeff Haas

In this hour, guitarist Bill Frisell joins us to talk about his search for the next great American sound.
Caption: Satchmo in 1960.

Louis Armstrong (Ep. 4) (59:00)
From: Jeff Haas

In this hour, it's a look at the life and music of Louis Armstrong with the good people of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, located in Louis' former home in Queens.