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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182 Pieces

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this week, we're listening to some not so weird music from John Scofield and James Carter, and some supremely weird music from Anthony Braxton and ...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll hear the rhythm sections of Fugazi and The Rollins Band playing Jazz, along with two from Kenny Garrett, a jam from Gary Bartz and...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, two weird sets, one live and one in the studio, with new music from the Chris Greene Quartet and Brad Mehldau!

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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New music, old music, in between music, and more!

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we listen to some new music, and the old music that sounds kinda just like it, with jams from George Duke, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, ...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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A look at the electrified Miles Davis, from Filles de Kilimanjaro to Doo Bop with a few stops in between.

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  • Added: May 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we're doing some Astral Traveling with Pharoah Sanders, we'll get nice and mellow with Eddie Harris, and we'll check out some new-ish st...

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  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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Jazz meets Hip-Hop, Jazz meets House music, Jazz meets Brazil, too!

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  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we fall under the influence of hip-hop, the avant-garde, Brazilian music and more with music from Maurice Brown, Ryan Keberle, Joshua Re...

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  • Added: May 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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Prog-Jazz, Prog-Rock Prog-Metal, and even Prog-Classical? This week on Notes from the Jazz Underground, Brad Mehldau, Tigran Hamayasan and Donny Mc...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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some of my favorite longer Mingus performances, just in time for the celebration of his 100th birthday (Mingus was born April 22, 1922). Enjoy!

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we get electrified with Miles Davis, Seamus Blake, Jeremy Pelt, Cameron Graves and more! It'll be a fun and wild ride!

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, it's an all-star trek through the underground, with Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, John Zorn, Steven Bernstein, and heck, even The Minutemen!

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 57:45
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this week, we're checking out a few intriguing versions of songs from the Great American Sonngbook from Eric Dolphy, Cecil Taylor, Dave King and ot...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2022
  • Length: 58:10
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a little bit of a grab bag, with classic 70's fusion, Jazz All-Stars at the peak of their powers, some younger players and more!

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we celebrate the Charles Mingus centennial a little early with some of my favorite Mingus compositions spanning his career as a sideman ...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, we'll spend the hour with far too few of some of the women making some very cool music in the Jazz realm, with Allison Miller, Jenny Sch...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll get weird with Marc Ribot, we'll get funky with Herbie Hancock, and we'll check out the latest from Marquis Hill, too!

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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With Mardi Gras right around the corner, why not get groovin' with The Dirty Dozen, Rebirth, The Hot 8, and more? An hour filled to the brim with s...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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this week, some new facemelting music from Kamasi Washington and Immanuel Wilkins, and a couple of gems from the recent past by Donny McCaslin and ...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4