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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212 Pieces

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this week, some old stuff (Keith Jarrett, Albert Ayler), some new stuff (Lakecia Benjamin, East Axis) and some in-between stuff (Christian McBride'...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
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some great new music from Richie Goods & Chien Chien Lu and Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter, some great music from Chicago, and a near classic from 1969.

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
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Jeff Beck passed away on January 10, 2023, and I'm celebrating his guitar playing and his constant search for the sound with some deep cuts, some c...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we check out new music from Chris Potter and Bill Frisell, some aggressive Jazz-Funk from Trombone Shorty and Erik Truffaz and a classic...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
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a look back at 2022, with music from Domi & JD, Mary Halvorson, Terri Lyne Carrington and more!

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
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  • Added: Dec 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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NFTJU's annual Frank Zappa birthday celebration, featuring two sets of Zappa, and two sets of Jazz folks playing some excellent Zappa music.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week's show is dedicated to artists who didn't need any electricity to set the world on fire. We'll hear from Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, JD ...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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playing some of Paul's favorite fusion jams this week, with a couple of newer gems thrown into the mix, too!

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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It's a Notes from the Jazz Underground Thanksgiving, with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Jeff Parker, Miles Davis, and more!

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, jazz gets computerized, remixed and reconfigured, with music from Makaya McCraven, Theo Croker, Marquis Hill, Bassnectar and Orbital.

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we enjoy some epic jams from Keith Jarrett, Joe McPhee and Greg Ward, as well as a classic from Mingus and more!

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: 57:50
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I thought it'd be fun to spend the hour listening to keyboardist Craig Taborn, both as a leader and as a sideman.

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll hear some heroes of the No Wave Movement, like James Chance, Swans, John Zorn's Naked City and John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, and th...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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this week, some new music from Terri Lyne Carrington, Edith Judith, Dezron Douglas and more!

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll check out some selections from the new Miles Davis box set "That's What Happened" and some newer stuff from James Brandon Lewis an...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2022
  • Length: 57:00
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this week, we celebrate Pharoah Sanders, and we listen to his music, a couple of highlights as a sideman, and a few musicians who have followed in ...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2022
  • Length: 57:30
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This week is all about the long jams...from Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and even Umphrey's McGee. Lots of long-form fun is on the way!

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we celebrate Ramsey Lewis and listen to new music from The Bad Plus, too!

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we jam to some modern day fusion from Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, The Aristocrats and more!

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3