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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182 Pieces

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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
  • Purchases: 5
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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
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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
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this week, we cover a lot of ground, from Cecil Taylor to Shabaka and the Ancestors.

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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a bunch of Christmas classics and not yet classics from John Zorn, Moe., Wynton Marsalis and more!

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 57:58
  • Purchases: 3
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an annual tradition on Notes from the Jazz Underground, going back to its pre-syndication days, we celebrate Frank Zappa's birthday with music from...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll hear a little bit of everything, from George Duke playing a Samba to Dave Douglas reimagining the blues, plus music from Sons of K...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, an hour of remixes, featuring source material from Pharoah Sanders, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hutcherson, Ella Fitzgerald, and more!

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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
  • Purchases: 3
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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
  • Purchases: 4
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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
  • Purchases: 4
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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
  • Purchases: 4