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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288 Pieces

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Stan Kenton? Duke Ellington? Randy Sandke? Yes. They're all here, making some fairly left of center music on this week's edition of Notes from the ...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, some underground Jazz with a hint of country and a pinch of Brazil. Not at the same time of course. We'll hear from Gretchen Parlato, Wa...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2024
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 3
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A look at some fantastic music released in the first half of 2024, featuring music from Joel Ross, The Messthetics, Kenny Reichert, Dayna Stephens ...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, we remember the saxophonist, vocalist, provocateur and jazz-punk pioneer, James Chance. He passed away on June 18th, and we're rememberi...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
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  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 58:19
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This week, it's all about some modern fusion from Nate Smith & Kinfolk, Mark Guiliana's Beat Music, Snarky Puppy, The Yellowjackets and more!

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
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This week, a little of everything, with The Ginger Baker Trio, James Blood Ulmer, Sex Mob, Julian Lage and more!

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2024
  • Length: 58:49
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This week, how do you do a Jazz homage to a guy that was vocal about hating Jazz? I try to figure that out with music from The Denison/Kimball Trio...

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  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Miles Davis, from 1970-1992, plugged in and freaky, from New York City to Austria and back again.

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  • Added: May 22, 2024
  • Length: 58:34
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A bunch of new music this week, including epics from Tomeka Reid and Kamasi Washington, plus Joe Marcinek, Jacky Terrasson and more!

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  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
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This week, we'll hear Heavy Metal guitarists who have made Jazz albums, fusion bands that played with Metal ferocity and a new suite from Chicago b...

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  • Added: May 08, 2024
  • Length: 58:34
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This week, we check out releases from Tomeka Reid, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jeremy Pelt and more!

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  • Added: May 01, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 5
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A mix of old, new and otherwise with music from Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding and more!

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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this week, we check out brand new music from Mary Halvorson, Nicole Glover, Ada Rovatti, The Messthetics and more!

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, we remember Casey Benjamin, as we listen to him with The Robert Glasper Experiment, Stefon Harris + Blackout, and Ghost-Note.

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
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We begin with Ornette Coleman and end with tributes to Fred Anderson. In between, we'll get to some trip-hop and acid jazz, some chamber jazz, some...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2024
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, we check out a new archival release from Alice Coltrane in 1971, the new collaboration between The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis, ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2024
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 6
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this week, we're checking out jazz classics, underground style. Dave Holland, Billy Cobham, Bob James and more!

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 57:04
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This week, we'll hear two Jazz suites, one from Joel Ross and one from Myles Wright, plus music from John McLaughlin & Shakti, Rudresh Mahanthappa ...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, we'll listen to fusion in all sorts of forms, from Weather Report to Jazz fused with hip-hop and house music, too.

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 5