Jazz Masters Moments

Series produced by National Endowment for the Arts

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NEA Jazz Masters Moments highlight the jazz greats honored through the NEA Jazz Masters, a comprehensive program of jazz support.

NEA Jazz Masters Moments highlight the jazz greats honored through the NEA Jazz Masters, a comprehensive program of jazz support that includes the NEA Jazz Masters Award, an NEA Jazz Masters tour with performances and educational activities, radio programming, a compilation CD, educational resources, and publications and reports. Nearly 100 radio segments feature eighteen NEA Jazz Masters, providing musical samples, historical information, and first-person anecdotes designed to give listeners added insight into the artists and their art.

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130 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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NEA Jazz Master Slide Hamilton on his Improvision; Life Experience; Connecting with the Audience; and Family Band.

Bought by KCSM, WICR, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Scott on Vultures; Approach; and Radio.

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln on "Freedom Now Suite"; and Spirit and Character

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 01:58
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi on Forming a Big Band; His First Inspiration; Bud Powell; and Remembering the Old days.

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2009
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern on Remembering Fats Waller; Symphony Sid; Billy Holiday; Louis Armstrong and Arriving in the US.

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2009
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis on Connecting to Audiences; and Pop.

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Artie Shaw explains that "You do things that some people think are impossible, and that’s what separates the men from the boys."

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Herbie Hancock on Branford Marsalis; Stefon Harris; Watermelon Man; and Becoming Interesting in Jazz.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 8
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NEA Jazz Master Jim Hall on Spiritual Awakening; Technique vs. Ideas; Bill Kirchner; Nat Hentoff; Pat Metheny; and Meeting Sonny Rollins

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 08:28
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton on First Gig with Duke Ellington' First Gig; Dedication to the Music; Racism; and Al Jackson.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 06:29
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Rudy VanGelder on Recording Start; Alfred Lion; Hackensack Home; Englewood Cliffs; and Rudy's Goal.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz on Early Inspiration; Alto Verses Tenor; Spontaneous Improvision; His Sound; and Sideman Mentality.

Bought by KCSM, Prairie Public, WICR, WUSF, Harford Community Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 9
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NEA Jazz Master Toots Thielemans on Portablity of Harmonica and Audiences.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Quincy Jones on Jazz Family; Jazz Mentors; Hamps Band; Boulanger; Cultural Exchange and Jazz Ambassadors

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2009
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 8
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FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, NEA JAZZ MASTER DAVE BRUBECK HAS TRAVELED THE WORLD, FORGING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH MUSIC. HE’S BEEN ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST ...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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NEA Jazz Master Bill Holman on Writing for Stan Kenton; Dangers of Success; Starting his own Big Band; Changes to his Arrangement; and Composing

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Annie Ross on The Contest that Launched Her Career; Being Raised in Hollywood; Working with Lambert and Hendricks; Recording "Singi...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 08:30
  • Purchases: 9
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NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson on Connecting tot he Audiences; Quotes Eric Dolphy; First Performance; Milt Jackson rock the boat; and Pee Wee Mar...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 10
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NEA Jazz Master Cedar Walton on Mosaic; His Early Influences; Remembering Arriving in NYC and College Education.

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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NEA Jazz Master George Avakian on "Discovering this strange music"; Wrong Microphone incident; Most Important Accomplishment; Revolutionizing the L...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 6