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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151 Pieces

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this week, we're checking out new music from Esperanza Spalding, BadBadNotGood, Brandee Younger and more!

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, we celebrate the legacy of Pat Martino with music from Joyous Lake, his trio with Joey DeFrancesco and Billy Hart, a great session from ...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, we take a listen to the second half of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Live in Seattle, along with new music from James Francies and The...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll take a listen to the first half of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Live in Seattle, from back in 1965 (and released in 2021), and ...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, we'll hear about ghosts, monsters, Witches and Wizards, and maybe we'll get dressed up to trick or treat with John Scofield, Grant Green...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week is a look at some of the odder projects that Pat Metheny has been a part of through the years, including his latest ensemble, Pat Metheny...

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2021
  • Length: 58:10
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this week, it's a straight up Underground dance party, with jams from Roy Ayers, Grant Green, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock and more!

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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this week, we listen to Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett in the 70's, Black Flag's Greg Ginn in the 80's, Sonny Sharrock and Miles Davis (again) in th...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2021
  • Length: 57:30
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this week, a whole lot of music featuring Donny McCaslin, plus new music from Kurt Elling, Theo Croker and more!

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll hear from some avant-garde heavyweights, like Ken Vandermark, Dave Douglas, Matthew Shipp, David S. Ware and more!

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, lots of shredding and hot playing from Jeff Coffin, Frank Zappa and Wayne Krantz, with new music from Brandee Younger, Kick the Cat and ...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we take a look back at the roots of the Jazz Underground, with music from Lennie Tristano, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Mon...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we've got a little something for everybody, with new music from Brandee Younger, Terence Blanchard and Kick the Cat, a classic from Alic...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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a handful of different approaches to modern jazz, from the electric avant-garde of Craig Taborn's Junk Magic to the new sounds of Julian Lage, Joe ...

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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repeat from 2019. A celebration of Ginger Baker's life and music, just in time for Ginger's birthday this week.

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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one from the archives featuring some ripping modern fusion from Kick the Cat and Snarky Puppy, and a set of Jazz meets India meets electronica coll...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we celebrate the Fat Man himself during what Deadheads call "The Days Between." We'll listen to a couple of Jerry's solo projects, the G...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, some new music from Brandee Younger and Jeff Parker, a new archival release from Miles Davis, and some great jams The New Mastersounds a...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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Jazz Fusion, Prog-Rock style with King Crimson, Rush, Umphrey's McGee and more!

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're taking a look at modern day fusion coming out of Chicago. Jazz mixed with rock, Peruvian music, House, Hip-Hop and more!

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3