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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275 Pieces

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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: 3
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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.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRCB 104.9, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KRSC, KRPS and more


  • Added: Apr 09, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 4
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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.

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting, KRCB 104.9, RADIOLEX, KRSC, and KRPS


  • Added: Mar 06, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 5
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this week, we end up on a psychedelic trip through the halls of Jazz, with music from Pat Martino, Gary Burton, Larry Coryell, and more!

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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this week, we'll check out some interesting vocals from Betty Carter, Kurt Elling, Camille Bertault and more!

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 6
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This is an odd show, even by my standards. King Crimson, a tribute to King Crimson, two Jazz arrangements of Black Sabbath songs, Pat Metheny, Carl...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, it's a little bit of everything, from Anthony Braxton's free jazz to the Messthetics Jazz/Punk hybrid to the sounds of Hip Hop and Jazz ...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 4
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this week, 1/2 of the show is grooving and full of chops, and 1/2 of the show is psychedelic trip through the vast expanses of your mind. We'll hea...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, we'll listen to some country fried Jazz, amongst other things. Songs from Dolly Parton, Jimmy Webb and Willie Nelson, and performances b...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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one last encore episode before I'm back with new episodes next week...This week on Notes from the Jazz Underground, the big bands are coming back, ...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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: Jan 07, 2024
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 4
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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: Jan 02, 2024
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, the second look back at 2023, with an archival release from Fred Anderson, and recent releases from Darcy James Argue, Kris Davis, Adam ...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, we celebrate the brilliance that is Frank Vincent Zappa.

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 58:32
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, we're listening to some 2023 gems from Meshell N'Degeocello, Jaimie Branch, James Brandon Lewis and more!

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, we're listening to some exceptional trumpet players: Miles Davis, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw.

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6