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'll throw the spotlight on Cindy Blackman Santana's new album, Give the Drummer Some, plus jams from Carlos Santana, Miles Davis, Avis...

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're focusing mainly on new music from the last couple of months, with some stellar jams from Christian Scott, Chien Chien Lu, Josh Joh...

Bought by KRCB 104.9 and KLCC


  • Added: Sep 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, let's listen to titans of the Avant-Garde, titans of funk, and some more great stuff to boot. Grant Green, Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp, Hi...

Bought by KLCC and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Sep 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we'll hear some great Jazz from Nigeria, Mali, London, and Chicago. We'll hear some great pairings, including George Benson and Tony Wil...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Sep 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll bookend the shows with Jazz versions of music from Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, with a gooey middle filled with Keith Jarrett, D...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Sep 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're honing in on some great releases from 2020, and we'll hear from Lakecia Benjamin, Nubya Garcia, Ted Poor, Immanuel Wilkens and more!

Bought by KRPS, KRCB 104.9, and KLCC


  • Added: Aug 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll party in New Orleans, New York, New Delhi, Chicago and London as we get down to the sounds of the modern day brass bands.

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Aug 18, 2020
  • Length: 57:30
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll hear some well traversed pathways in the Notes from the Jazz Underground universe: music from John Scofield, Charlie Hunter (with ...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Aug 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we spend some time celebrating Jerry Garcia. He dipped his toes in the Jazz waters a handful of times, and we'll hear him with Ornette C...

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Aug 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll get weird with Dweezil Zappa, we'll get funky with Zony Mash and the Sugarman 3, we'll go Honky-Tonkin' with Astroturf Noise, and ...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jul 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll hear electrified ragas, raging guitars, new music from Avishai Cohen and Derrick Hodge, and more!

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jul 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're going to hear a lot of music, and most of it is new! New music from Amina Figarova, Jazz is Dead, The Bad Plus, some great stuff f...

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jul 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll hear Latin Jazz from the Underground, with stops in San Juan, Havana, Chicago, Sing-Sing Prison, Yankee Stadium and more!

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll get electronic with Mark Guiliana's Beat Music, electric with Keith Emerson, and eclectic with Brownout, Russell Gunn and Gil Scot...

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll hear some fantastic slabs of 1970's Jazz funk from Grover Washington, Jr, Bob James, Eddie Harris, Ramsey Lewis and more. And, we'...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll take a listen to some excellent Jazz-Funk, some free jazz, some freer jazz, and a set of music that fuses Jazz, Post-Rock and Hous...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we'll hear Jazz from the 50's, Jazz from today, Jazz/Hip-Hop Fusion, a big band, and more. New music from Ambrose Akinmusire and Butcher...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll go in a few directions, from Jazz interpretations of classical music, to energetic shows of chops galore. Join me for an hour fill...

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, a little of everything, from Miles Davis to off the wall cello music. We'll hear from pianist Kris Davis, new music from Enzo Carniel & ...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: May 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll take a look at one of the most unique keyboardists and harpists in the last 50 plus years of Jazz history, Alice Coltrane. We'll h...

Bought by KMUW, KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4