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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203 Pieces

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It's a Notes from the Jazz Underground Thanksgiving, with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Jeff Parker, Miles Davis, and more!

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, jazz gets computerized, remixed and reconfigured, with music from Makaya McCraven, Theo Croker, Marquis Hill, Bassnectar and Orbital.

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we enjoy some epic jams from Keith Jarrett, Joe McPhee and Greg Ward, as well as a classic from Mingus and more!

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: 57:50
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I thought it'd be fun to spend the hour listening to keyboardist Craig Taborn, both as a leader and as a sideman.

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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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: Oct 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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this week, some new music from Terri Lyne Carrington, Edith Judith, Dezron Douglas and more!

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll check out some selections from the new Miles Davis box set "That's What Happened" and some newer stuff from James Brandon Lewis an...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2022
  • Length: 57:00
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this week, we celebrate Pharoah Sanders, and we listen to his music, a couple of highlights as a sideman, and a few musicians who have followed in ...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2022
  • Length: 57:30
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This week is all about the long jams...from Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and even Umphrey's McGee. Lots of long-form fun is on the way!

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we celebrate Ramsey Lewis and listen to new music from The Bad Plus, too!

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we jam to some modern day fusion from Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, The Aristocrats and more!

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we explore some free jazz classics...the roots of the jazz underground, with music from Ornette Coleman, Jackie McLean, Fred Anderson an...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, we pay tribute to two artists that we lost last week, Jaimie Branch and Joey DeFrancesco.

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:10
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this week, we'll hear some new music, and we'll hear some of the all-stars of the underground as well!

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2022
  • Length: 57:57
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a bunch of new music from Jeff Coffin, Al Foster, Theo Croker and more!

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we check out some of the young folks mulling around the underground, like Domi & JD, My Tree, James Brandon Lewis and more!

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:02
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the title says it all - an hour spent appreciating the sounds and improvisations of Jerry Garcia. More Jazz next week, I promise.

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we head off to the west coast to hang out with Kamasi Washington, Jazz is Dead and Jeff Parker, hear the Joe Locke/Geoff Keezer band liv...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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Mary Halvorson just released two new albums, Amaryllis and Belladonna, and we here at Notes from the Jazz Underground are here for it!

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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Fusion old and new from Return to Forever, Donny McCaslin, Wayne Shorter, Roy Hargrove and more!

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4