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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288 Pieces

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this week, we do some Notes from the Jazz Underground globetrotting, with stops in Cuba, New Zealand, Britain, New York, and of course, Chicago.

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2023
  • Length: 57:19
  • Purchases: 6
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this week, it's time to check out some new music. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Johnathan Blake, James Brandon Lewis and more!

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
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Some new music, some old music and some great music from Chicagoans past and present. Jaimie Branch, Fred Anderson and more!

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 4
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Tonight, we come up for air at street level with Jazz, fused with Hip-Hop and R&B from Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Grover Washington, Jr and m...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
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This week, we get weird in a bunch of ways...with some electro-jazz from Markus Floats, new music from Kris Davis and Jaimie Branch and more!

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
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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: Sep 05, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
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New music from Alfredo Rodriguez, Joel Harrison, John Coltrane and Jaimie Branch.

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2023
  • Length: 58:19
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a mix of old and new, with music from Pete McCann, Russ Johnson, Eric Dolphy, Tom Harrell and more.

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
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This week, new music from Alfredo Rodriguez and Joel Goodman, and an epic live jam from the Marc Ribot Trio!

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2023
  • Length: 58:19
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this week, we'll hear some new music and some classics, and a set of Velvet Underground tunes, too!

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2023
  • Length: 58:34
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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 03, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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this week, we'll hear from The Allman Brothers, Santana, Wayne Krantz, Tom Ze and more!

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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Notes from the Jazz Underground goes to the symphony this week, with music from Bela Fleck, Hubert Laws, Frank Zappa and more!

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2023
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, we'll hear Ornette Coleman back to back with a modern admirerer, new music from Charlie Apicella and Bonzo Squad, jams from Chris Potter...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2023
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 4
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Everything in pairs makes things more fun: two featuring Nicholas Payton, Two guys named Will, two from Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and there's still...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2023
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, we'll groove hard and find enlightenment with Eddie Palmieri, Brandee Younger, Alex Skolnick, Carlos Santana and more!

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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We're getting ready for Pride celebrations across the country this week by checking out some music from a few of Jazz's LGBTQ icons from past and p...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2023
  • Length: 58:19
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This week, we explore some of the left of center sounds that Stan Getz made between 1971 and 1978, with Eddy Louiss, Chick Corea, The Clarke/Boland...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2023
  • Length: 58:24
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this week, we'll hear sprawling epics from Shakti and Ornette Coleman, a reimagined classic from Herbie Hancock, and a duet featuring MacArthur Gen...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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this week, we bounce around all over the place, from classic avant-garde to No Wave to brand new Jazz harp recordings and more!

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  • Added: May 31, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6