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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212 Pieces

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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
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a blast from the past from 2019 with Wayne Krantz, Kamasi Washington and more!

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2021
  • Length: 58:11
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, the Jam guys play something akin to Jazz. We'll hear from Jeff Beck, Trey Anastasio, Umphrey's McGee, Santana and more!

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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this week, a love letter to my wife, a love letter to Chicago, and jams from Steven Bernstein and Alex Skolnick, too!

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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some classic fusion, some horn driven funk and some new stuff, too.

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we celebrate the avant-garde legacy of Chicago's Delmark Records, and its founder, Bob Koester, who passed away on May 12, 2021.

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  • Added: May 31, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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celebrating Miles Davis' birthday this week with a re-broadcast of a fun episode from 2019 looking at post - 1969 Miles and a few of the artists th...

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  • Added: May 24, 2021
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 4
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this week, a mix of brand new music and some jams from Soulive, Tortoise, Sonic Youth and Donny McCaslin, too.

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  • Added: May 19, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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some funky Jazz and Jazzy rock from Joshua Redman, Donald Byrd, Dave Douglas, Rush, and more!

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  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, it's a mish-mash of some great new releases from Junk Magic, Behn Gillece, Dylan Hayes and Cameron Graves, alongside some older stuff fr...

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  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll hear music from Santana, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sepultura, Troker, Brownout and more!

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll listen to a bunch of great music from Bob James, Medeski, Martin and Wood, The Messthetics and more.

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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a look at some of the Avant-Garde heroes of Blue Note records, with Wayne Shorter, Sam Rivers, Bobby Hutcherson and more!

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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some new stuff from Gary Bartz and the Jazz is Dead crew and the Barrett Martin Group, some brass band music, and Thundercat, too!

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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get your passports ready, because we'll be heading to Brazil, Mexico and India, checking out 70's fusion, and brand new Jazz, too!

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, a bunch of (mostly) new music, with jams from Kneebody, Bonerama, Butcher Brown, Angel Bat Dawid and more!

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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In this, the fourth and final look back at Chick Corea, we check both versions of Chick Corea's Elektric Band, plus their reunions in 2004 and 2011!

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we take a look back at Chick Corea's more experimental side, with music from 1969 - 1982, with Circle, Return to Forever and various tri...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, we continue our look back at Chick Corea's career, and this time, we're cranking up the volume and jamming to Return to Forever. We're c...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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The first in a three part series celebrating the music and legacy of Chick Corea. This week, the focus is on his work on the acoustic piano, from N...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2