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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176 Pieces

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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
  • Purchases: 4
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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
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this week, we'll listen to some Chicago titans: Fred Anderson, Ken Vandermark and Makaya McCraven, we'll hear from Archie Shepp and Don Cherry, and...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 57:30
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this week, we look at avant-garde new and old, from a classic by Ornette Coleman to a brand new album from Artifacts, and some interesting stuff in...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, a look at Jazz fusion old and new, with new music from Johnathan Blake, Esperanza Spalding and The Chicago Experiment, alongside music f...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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a little bit of everything this week, with new music from Johnathan Blake and Pat Bianchi, an epic from Cory Wong, a shredfest from Jeff Beck and a...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, we'll explore the music of Yokko Kanno and the Seatbelts, and their music for Cowboy Bebop.

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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this week, we'll take a listen to some of the titans of the avant-garde...Yusef Lateef, Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman and a few modern...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 5